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National Novel Writing Month

NANOWRIMO IS UPON US.

My plan at the beginning of last month was to announce a month-long hiatus so I could work on a novel for the next 30 days.

Now I’m not so sure.

I have an idea for a novel that I’ve worked on before.

I planned to do a grand restart last year. My ideas came in bursts – I didn’t have enough for an extended narrative. I loved the plot, I already knew the characters, but I didn’t want to spend my precious writing time on one idea.

This November, I’m going to devote a month to this idea and see if it goes anywhere.

The focus of the story has changed quite a bit. I’m excited. I think this could be good.

As for consequences for this blog:

  • I might still post occasionally, though I’m not sure.
  • I don’t write at all on Saturdays, so I’ll be writing more words during the week. That might affect my desire to blog; again, I’m not sure.
  • Most likely, I’ll take a hiatus in December to recover.

I’ve decided this is the final month in my “health plan.”

Writing a novel in 30 days feels like a good ending to a project. I feel better than I have in a while.

And I’m writing again. That’s what I always wanted.

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In 2014, tired of my pop culture rants, my mom told me, "You should start a blog!" In 2015, needing a place to gush about the new Star Wars trilogy, I created this site. In 2016, while working an insane schedule at the local bakery, I stopped writing. That same year, I moved to Seattle. Picture every fresh-faced young woman you've ever seen stepping out of a taxi in a movie. That was me...only with a lot more anxiety and shorter hair. Living here has been a trip. I'm not always happy, but I find plenty of stuff to write about. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

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