Wednesday, November 19, 2008

NANO- Day Four - Moderately Upward Trend

Word Count: 580

Total Count: 3,380

Not a sterling word count, but at least it's going in the right direction.

First draft, please don't quote or repost.


The long howl of wolves broke through her shock. She ran, blind in her panic, slipping and sliding in the snow, trying to find a place—anyplace—to hide. The featureless landscape turned out to be not so featureless. She fell off a rise onto lower ground. She struggled to her feet, sputtering, cold snow finding its way beneath her clothing. Katie floundered in thigh-deep snow. To her left, a low stone retaining wall rose out of the snow, and to her right the land fell away to a deep ditch. She realized with a sense of shock that she stood on a road, and that the howling of wolves drew near on that road.

1 comment:

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Writing every day will certainly add up, even when you have less productive days. They all average out. Hang in there!