NaNoWriMo Day 2 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:


Let me tell you about Cognito. It is a funny little lake town built into the side of a mountain. We get around in boats and gliders mostly. Massive kites are used for deliveries within the town, and hot-air balloons will be used from time to time, mostly for a good tourist experience. Few cargo trucks will brave that single, snaky road that connects Cognito to the rest of the world. For that reason we have learned to be as self-sustaining as possible. But our biggest industry is tourism; Cognito is a one-of-a-kind town that many will travel from far and wide to see.


Day 2 Word Count: 1658 / 50 000


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