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:
We all sat there quiet. Nobody had expected this. I thought that I was left with question before, but now there were big glaring questions, as well as the many swirling ones. How long had this been going on for? Was it really done? How long have we been fighting this kind of oppression, and not even known it? The shadows of those two men we encountered earlier were evidence of possible realities. None of us said much for very long.
Day 9 Word Count: 16 983 / 50 000