10K in a Day Blogfest Results

Author: Anastasia V. Pergakis // Category: ,

Happy Monday everyone! How was your Thanksgiving for my fellow people in the States? Black Friday go okay? I was safe (and smart) and stayed inside on Friday! Besides, I'm not a shopper type of person anyway.

Now, on to the real reason of this post! Yesterday from midnight to midnight, a few of my new friends and I participated in the 10K in a Day Blogfest on Twitter. It was a lot of fun! Today, we are posting excerpts from what we wrote yesterday!

Guess what? I got an amazing 10,122 words written yesterday!!!! That brings my NaNo total to 53,549 and I still have a few days left!

How did you guys do?

Here is my excerpt! I hope you enjoy! Remember it's first draft so don't rip it to shreds too much!

Excerpt from "Tutelage of Mortality" Book 2 of The Faery's Tale Saga

Drache lifted his head to gaze into her eyes. He balanced his weight on one elbow, and smoothed her hair with his hand. Her blue and green eyes looked at him in adoration. She was absolutely beautiful. He ached to be at home with plenty of faes running around the castle. Faes with blonde hair and blue-green eyes like hers. Her chime-like laughter and bright smile.

"I love you."

The corner of her mouth curled up. "You do?"

He nodded. "Very much so."

"I love you too."

His lips brushed over hers in a feather light kiss. He gently nipped her bottom lip before deepening the kiss. Her lips tasted sweeter than anything he had known before. She definitely was addictive; but he did not mind the addiction.

The door to their room burst open, banging against the wall. Ten year old Karina raced into the room giggling madly. She froze in the center of the room to stare at her brother and his wife.

"Are you kissing? That's so gross!"

Drache burst into laughter. "Why is that?"

Karina's face turned serious as she leaned forward. "Cooties," she whispered.

Drache and Rosyani both laughed, clutching each other in their amusement.

The young fae put her hands on her hips. "Well, it's true."

"Maybe I want cooties." Drache chuckled.


Drache and Rosyani continued to laugh as they sat up and threw their feet to the floor. "Now what were you giggling about when you rushed in?"

"Uncle Cadmus and I are playing tag."

Cadmus jumped into the room and growled. Karina screamed in delight and raced under his legs out of the room. Cadmus shot them a cheesy grin before he ran after the young fae.

Go check out the other excerpts posted by everyone that participated!

8 Responses to "10K in a Day Blogfest Results"

Charity Bradford Says :
November 29, 2010 at 8:55 AM

LOL, that was great. Some sexy tension killed by a silly kid. Loved it.

Thanks for hosting the blogfest. I didn't make 10k, but did add almost 8k which put the nano win withing reach. I have lots of story left to write, so I'm off to do some more.

Loralie Hall Says :
November 29, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Awesome blurb - great transition from romantic to silly, I loved it ^_^

Congrats on passing 50k, and thanks for hosting this wonderful affair.

Susan Gourley/Kelley Says :
November 29, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Congrats on your word count. I've never had a day like that.

Emailman Says :
November 29, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Well done, girl :) and a great excerpt!

You're a star!

J. D. Brown Says :
November 29, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Aww that was so cute! I love Karina. Keep up the good work.

Dawn Embers Says :
November 29, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Awww... how cute. I remember you mentioning something like this on twitter before. The small one is cutesy too. hehehe Very nice!

Christopher S. Ledbetter Says :
November 30, 2010 at 11:48 AM

OMG!! Anastasia I totally meant to do this and then life got away from me! I'm so sorry!! I promiose to come back and do the next thing you host!!!

Anastasia V. Pergakis Says :
November 30, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Charity: That's great you got to 8K! And I'm glad that helped you get closer to the NaNo goal.

Loralie: It was my pleasure! I might do it at a random point again, just for fun.

Susan: I have to bribe my son to let me do it LOL But, he's a trooper and let's me get writing done that way. I don't get to write everyday, but doing huge chunks in one day seem to work best.

Kurt: A star? Aww thanks!

J.D.: Thanks babes!

Dawn: Yea, she is cute. I wish I could have used her in more scenes, but it just didn't work out that way in the plot.

Christopher: It's okay! I understand. I might do another 10K day randomly at some point, so maybe you can join in then!

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