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November is coming, November is coming
Hmm, it's less than six weeks to November.  

Crap.  And yay.  All at the same time.  

For those who don't know, November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, for short.  You can learn more about it at  Basically, there's a bunch of us who sign up to write an entire novel of at least 50,000 words from start to finish during the month.  Yes, you read that right, 50,000 words in a single month.  For some people (yes, I mean you heidicullinan ), writing 50000 words in a month is, while certainly not effortless, not a big challenge.  For others of us, it feels like a Herculean effort.  I think it's like climbing Mount Everest, or doing a triathlon (you know, because I'm an expert on either of those), it's something you do to prove you can do it.  At least that's how it is for me.  

So, I'm here with less than six weeks to go.  On the plus side, I know what I'm going to write.  It's the first novel in a series I have planned about a family with some psychic abilities who are hired by a client who thinks her son was the first victim of what's now been identified as a serial killer.  I've had the two main characters in my head for a while, so it's getting time to set them loose.  

On the other hand, I'm still working on my "Gianni".  He's been away at school studying to be a priest when his father dies.  He returns home for the funeral.  While he's home, he's forced to question whether or not priesthood is the path God has really chosen for him.  This is a story I've been working on for quite some time - it's actually the one i set aside before NaNoWriMo last year because I wanted to take the time with Gianni to let him tell his story, his way, at his own pace.  I really like him as a character, and this piece has given me an opportunity to think about some things in a different way than I used to.  I like when that happens.  

And yes, I still have the story I wrote for NaNoWriMo last year that needs massive editing.  And the one from the year before.  Plus the 10 or so novels I've taken notes on that still need to be written.  

So, instead of working on any of that, I'm writing this.  :~)  Actually, I did work on Gianni earlier tonight, which I guess was technically yesterday now.  But I did make progress, and that's the important thing.  

Now, back to something productive.  By which I mean sleep.  Night!


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