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OK, Now Where Was I?

Over the past four months, I’ve been kind of sidetracked from my normal novel-writing progress. I met a woman and fell in love. We’re engaged now, and she moved in with me a couple weeks ago. During that time, she’s been just about as distracted from writing as I’ve been. (Of course she’s a writer, what else would you expect?) Now that we’re together, we’ve both got the writing jones and should be back in the swing of things before long.

To that end, we’ve both signed up for the National Novel Writing Month. For those who are not familiar with it, the NaNoWriMo is an annual challenge for writers to crank out a 50,000 word novel entirely within the 30 days of November. I’ve never written that much in that short amount of time, but I figured it would be a good way to get back into the groove.

For the NaNoWriMo, I plan to write a horror novel. A while back, I had an idea for a horror story, which I had planned to make my next novel, but it was turning into more of a police procedural, which I didn’t want. I threw the idea back into the bucket and worked on something else. A couple days ago, I got an idea for how the story should go, so I’m going to roll it around in my head for the rest of the week and then on Saturday I’ll start bashing it out and see how it goes.

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