NaNoWriMo Day 1 Excerpt

NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth is a friendly competition to see who can write 50 000 words in 30 days. For the entire month of November I will be writing, attempting to hit the 50 000 mark. For three years I’ve tried, and still have yet to succeed. This year I will post excerpts from my novel as often as I remember, in hopes that it will inspire and motivate me to diligently write. These excerpts will be messy and unpolished. That is point behind NaNoWriMo, to write without any regard of finesse. “Literary Abandon” is the term they use. For info on NaNoWriMo, visit

The tile of my novel is “The Watch.” Here is a glimpse at some of my latest work:


My name is Luke Alexander Vincent. I stand watch in a small northern town called Cognito. It is my job to stay vigilant at all times, to protect my town from any foes that would seek to invade, divide, or other wise harm peace Cognito harbours. This peace is special. It was handed down through the generations, ever since the founding of Cognito, when it was a simple rest stop for weary travellers. Now Cognito is a destination for many, as well as a rest stop along the way for many sojourners.
The trouble with peace is that many seek to steal it from any who carry it…


Day 1 Word Count: 999 / 50 00


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