This coming month, I'll be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo. It's my hope that I can (finally) finish the first draft of The DeFord Chronicles, Part II during Camp. This means I will not be posting for WeWriWa during the month of April, but I will be back after the event ends or I finish the draft--whichever comes first.
And now, on to the excerpt! From Chapter 12...we join Queen Allyn of Frandia as she is contemplating what to do about her seventeen year old daughter's romantic distress.
***SPOILER ALERT*** This excerpt covers part of the plot of The DeFord Chronicles, Part I via the queen's remembrance of events that took place when she was her daughter Therese's age.
"Had she been this much of a trial to her parents at ten and seven? She thought back to that year and realized that the answer might not be comforting. That had been the year of the revolution. The year she had forged friendships with Moreen DeFord and Isabelle St. Robert, though she had been Isabelle DuClerque at the time. The year she had defied her father once to free those friends from wrongful imprisonment, sneaked away from the palace after dark to tell William DeFord of his son’s birth, and been reunited with the man to whom she had lost her heart months before in Paris. The fact that her beloved was leading the rebellion had wounded her but when her errand into the rebels’ forest camp had been discovered she had refused to implicate him. She had been confined to her chambers for her disobedience and feared a harsher punishment, but the battle had reached the palace that night and she had been set free only to witness her father’s murder by an angry nobleman who wished revenge for his own father’s death.
Perhaps comparing Therese to herself was not the best idea."
That's my eight for the week. Hope you enjoyed it. I'll be around the blogs this weekend, and will see you all again in May.