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:
“A fine job you did. That beastie wasn’t for the faint of heart.”
I had caught up to my racing heart now, “Probably because if he got ahold of you, he made you’re heart faint. Actually all he needed was my shadow.”
“ Twasn’t a ‘he’.”
I coughed, “Pardon?” I really hadn’t quite heard what he had said.
“Yer wolf friend, there. Twas a she and she’s been prowlin’ the treeline for a handful o’weeks now.”
I kept quiet. He knew something and was getting ready to clue me in. I knew this tone of voice. He was getting ready to tell me a story. I love listening to Shane’s stories!
Day 4 Word Count: 3389 / 50 000