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Monday, November 15, 2004

chapter 4, part 1

I started on Chapter 4 of my NaNoWriMo novel The Maharlika Legacy today, so far writing 1, 363 words to finish Part 1.

This gives me a running total of 18, 241 out of the 50, 000 words I need to finish.

Here's an excerpt:

When he was asked years later how he regained his faith in the Señor Nazareno, Fortunato could only shake his head and say that he had never lost it in the first place. He said that if you closed your eyes, you would not see the sun shining brightly in the sky, but that does not mean that it has disappeared or that you think it is no longer there -- only that you are not looking.

He awoke to find himself alone on a wooden bed, with a banig in lieu of a mattress. His wounds had been bandaged and the bleeding had stood, but he still felt a fever raging within him. He wondered where he was, and if the masked figures he dimly remembered had all been part of a strange dream.

The room was almost bare, its walls painted gray, a solitary narra chair in one corner. He could not see any windows, and only saw a crucifix that looked to be a small replica of the Black Nazarene. A small table stood to the right of the bed, and Fortunato’s eyes fell upon the thick book that lay on top of it.

Read The Maharlika Legacy.

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