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Did you do NaNoWriMo? I did and I didn’t get to the goal of 50,000 words. Not even close. But I did gain some insight on the creative process. Some nights I got in the groove and was really sailing along. Sparkling dialouge, wonderful syntax, excellent descriptions-it was all good. Other nights it was like trying to squeeze an elephant through a keyhole. Nothing sounded good and I had to really fight the urge to edit as I was writing. My mantra was, “just write, just write”. Now I do have a fairly cohesive story that I could take futher and make something of. Isn’t that the whole reason we put ourselves through a month of stress and fun?

Anne Wayman pointed us to a very good article on Men With Pens about NaNoWriMo. It’s titled, Did You Reach Your NaNoWriMo Goal? Like Anne, it did make me feel better about my effort. Now I’m off to continue my saga and do some very needed edits.



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Nano coming up soon!

November is Nanowrimo month. Have you ever tried to write a novel in a month? Go to this website and give it a try, http://www.nanowrimo.org. You create an account and upload your wordcount each day. Don’t worry about plot, correct grammer or anyone judging you. It’s all about unfiltered freewriting fun. Look for me, my user name is ChikPMcGee.

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