I guess I would remiss in writing a blog about writing to not pronounce the completion of the first (and very rough draft) of the novel I started writing as I accepted the challenge presented by National Novel Writing Month. Like my decision to commit to going to a personal trainer twice week beginning in October. I've written a couple of terrible novels in my life, beginning at 13, but this is the first time I went about it in a very different way: by picking subject matter at the very last minute, not giving myself time to second guess it. One of the tenets of NaNoWriMo is to write...simply for fun. So I took it to heart and dived passionately into a new world, full of characters I'd never met before. And they welcomed me. I also decided not to write it chronologically, rather jumping around to scenes that sounded interesting to write. Jumping around kept me on my toes and helped formulate a story that was dynamic and hopefully interesting to read. It needs a good, long edit before it's ready to be reviewed by those who have already volunteered, but I'm excited to get it to that point.
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