Happy Winter Solstice!
Confession time – I honestly haven’t been writing since NaNoWriMo ended. I was, for a while. I was writing blog posts for Blogmas. But even writing my writing actual blog posts has kind of shriveled up since I unexpectedly moved to a new place a week ago. No regrets, but I realized, “Hey, just posting something on my blog isn’t the point. The point is to be writing. Every day.” So this morning I intentionally sat down to write…something. Anything. This is what I came up with. It isn’t much. It may not even make it into the final draft of Being Daniel. But I wrote something, and that’s what counts.
What I Wrote Today 1 – 12/21/17
Jill came over. The door wasn’t locked so she let herself in. She found Nick sitting on the floor in front of his couch, gazing at Tony who was fast asleep.
She went and sat down beside him. Without speaking, she slipped her arm around him and he took her hand.
“How is he?” she asked softly.
Nick shrugged. “Slowly sobering up,”
“How are you?”
Nick sighed. “I’ll get back to you on that,”
Jill kissed his cheek and rested her head against his shoulder. “You aren’t going to throw him out, are you?”
Nick scoffed. “Of course I’m not going to throw him out. What would happen to him if I did? He would never admit it, but he needs me. I’m all he’s got.”
Jill nodded slowly. She studied the pinched expression on Tony’s sleeping face. “Poor guy,” she murmured.
“It’s mostly self-inflicted,” Nick said.
Jill smiled sadly. “I know,”
“I love him, Jill,”
“I know you do,” she said. “I love him, too.”
Thanks for reading, God bless!