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 www.nanowrimo.org.
The tile of my novel is “The Watch.” Here is a glimpse at some of my latest work:
I had just chased this beast all over town. The sun wasn’t up yet, but it would be soon. When the pursuit started, there was no hint of dawn. This one was fast. I could handle fast. I was pretty quick myself, but this guy had an uncanny ability to slip into the shadows on one street corner, then pop out of the shadows several blocks away. And he was just running in the dark. Once I caught onto his tactics, it wasn’t hard to keep him on my level. To level the playing field, I made sure some light caught him just as he would pounce on shadow. The effect was brilliant and almost comedic. It was like he had hit a brick wall. Finally he stopped and turned to face me. He was agitated, to say the least. I was determined. And this is what brought us to the breaking dawn showdown we found ourselves at now.
Day 3 Word Count: 2626 / 50 000