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NaNoWriMo or Not

It’s All Hallow’s Eve again and writers are plagued with the dilemma to NaNoWriMo or not. November is a great time for writing. Fall has arrived with its beautiful array of red, orange, gold, and brown. The weather has cooled and the steaming mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream or marshmallows make perfect sense as you finally acknowledge those characters and that story that’s been bugging you for months. (Whew! Was that a run-on, or what!)

NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month sounds like a major commitment, right? An entire novel in a month? Who would ever consider that and why? Of course, this is a rhetorical question. Been there, done that. No t-shirt, though. I haven’t found the right design. Anyway… for the past few years, I’ve either signed up for NaNoWriMo or thought about it. I can admit that no novel was written by me in the month of November whether I signed up or not. Work. Grad school. Caregiver. Life. Whew!

So I’m 16 minutes away from November 1st and another opportunity to go for it. And I will. A story wants to be written and the characters have been in my ear for weeks so now is the time.

Happy writing!


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