So, I’m really behind on my word count for the novel writing challenge this month. I’m at a healthy 5,563 even though I’m technically supposed to be at about 20k words. Granted, I have a good 4k written from October, so my story isn’t struggling. Its still pretty bare bones though. I thought for fun I’d throw out an excerpt from my story. Keep in mind, this is not edited, its a rough draft and well, its my first go at writing anything fiction for well over 10 years.
I can’t really preface this excerpt with a storyline, since I don’t have one fully formed. I’m just letting the story write itself, so to speak. I’m jotting down whatever comes to mind, be it plot, character development, or just atmosphere description. I have chapters laid out, and some semblence of a storyline with a beginning middle and no end yet.
Anyway, enough rambling. I hope everyone else out there working on ths challenge is doing well! Best of luck!!
William quickly hopped into a passing taxi, tersely spitting out an address found across town. He made no response as the chatty cab driver talked endlessly about the traffic in the streets and the energetic youth showing off their school pride during a high school parade in the streets for the state championship game that weekend.
“My son is playing in the game today. He’s been on the bench for the whole season, but the coach promised he would play today. You know he’s a great kid, a real athlete. I remember when he was only 5 years old, already he was a speed racer on two legs, let me tell you…”
William leaned back in the seat and stared out the window as a small drizzle of rain started to fall from the sky. He closed his eyes and tried his best to drown out the noise coming from the front seat for the next half hour of the trip. He resisted the urge to snap the driver’s head like a twig by pulling out a rosary from his jacket pocket and wrapping it tightly around his fingers as he said a silent Hail Mary.