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  1. There is nothing I want to do less than write today. After a long weekend, I’m back in the swing of things with a messy house, overdue projects at work, a lawn that needs mowing, and a tight deadline to hit by Friday. I lost my wallet, and had to go to work without it.

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  2. In January this year, I tried to write a rough draft of a novel. Fullblood, a sci-fi story about escaping a dying earth, was the story I picked. It has been rattling around in my brain since 2010, and I’ve even produced one partial draft before; better make that two partial drafts now.

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  3. Looking back on January and forward to more writing

    January was going to be perfect. NaNoWriMo and All Right had gone so well. I told myself that it was different this time: that I’d get writing and stay writing. But from the start, obstacles started to pile up.

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  4. I wrote a novel last November (yup, I finished it!). It’s a huge mess — I haven’t touched it since November 31st. It’s 44,006 words long. NaNoWriMo was definitely a success. And then, big plans, right? “I can write another novel,” he said foolishly. Never mind that this was the first one in ten years of on-again, off-again writing. I can definitely reproduce that feat again two months later, with less preparation. Yep.

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  5. Writer’s block is a lie, you know. What people mean by “writer’s block” is really “The right thoughts aren’t coming to mind at the moment.” That’s why everyone tells you to just start writing when you’re stuck – sooner or later, the wanderings of your mind make their way around to what it was you were really hoping to write.

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  6. The first verse of this poem is actually over two years old — I wrote it back in October of 2016, and fiddled around with the meter and rhyme scheme until I was happy with it. But I was never able to finish the poem, and my poetry in general tailed off drastically in 2017. But, here we are, and I managed to finish this after I found a scrap of paper with the first stanza written on it.

    I’ve always wanted to write a poem about Lucy Pevensie: her heart for Narnia are a big reason I loved C.S. Lewis’ stories so much. So, without further ado:

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  7. All Right is finished – at least, the first draft is finished. It’s not the last I’ll see of it, but for now, it’s time to put my focus on a new project: and December is beckoning. It’s time for a new challenge.

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  8. Well, November ends in 4 days (four days!). And that’s counting today, to boot! No, I’m not in panic mode — why should you ask? NaNo has been fantastic-ish. I may or may not be putting off writing the ending, but that’s none of your business! First, an update:

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  9. It’s November 7th, and we’re officially into one week of NaNoWriMo. I’m reminded (again) just how ridiculous the assignment is: to write a full-length novel over the course of November. And I even cheated, by starting with about 10,000 words of pre-written draft. So how’s it going?

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