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This was written by and posted on the official NaNoWriMo.org website and I share it with you here so that any can understand what's going on with my writing journey!   Dear Important Person,  This November, I will be taking part—along with over 400,000 writers around the world—in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). It's a wild, fast-paced creative writing event where the challenge is to write 50,000 words of the first draft of a novel in just 30 days. That’s 1,667 words (or about 6.5 double-spaced typed pages) a day! For comparison, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is...

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Every year I decide whether I want to do NaNoWriMo. What is NaNoWriMo you ask? It stands for National Novel Writing Month and was begun by a writer way back when I was an undergrad student the first time. I picked it up in 2011 the second November after my daughter's birth. From the month she was born until her second November, I hadn't written so much as a letter. Becoming a mother had changed me dramatically and I wasn't sure I wanted to commit any of those feelings or experiences to something so permanent as the written word.  That...

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