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NaNoWriMo Begins!

Well, I’ve done it.  It’s not as crazy as it would have been for me to try it last year, but I’ve signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  The gist of it is to write at least 50,000 words of a novel from scratch, between November 1 and November 30.  It means turning off the internal editor and undoubtedly writing a bunch of stuff that will get thrown away upon editing later, but the initial result is to have the story down on paper. While some people plan as much of the plot and characters as they can, I’m starting with a very fluid idea of a character (13-y.o. girl), a setting (Oregon and horses), and several directions the story might go.  And several possible characters that may or may not be included.  I’ve probably got 3 stories worth of plot ideas, but I figure one will sort … Continue reading

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