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It's NaNoWriMo Time Again, and I'll be Hunting the Impossapotamus Once More

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Well, it’s that time of year again. No, I don’t mean the time where I go on a crash-diet to prepare for the Holidays. (I don’t diet, even though I could use it.) Nor is it quite time to get out the winter gear. (Close, but not quite.) And I certainly don’t need another physical, complete with all the body-cavity explorations. (Although I have made five full years since prostate cancer surgery, with a clean outcome; Yea!)

No, it’s time for National Novel Writing Month. That lovely time when you put a sheet of paper into your typewriter and then stare at it until beads of blood form on your forehead. And then you write. And write. And write some more.

Last year I wasn’t doing a lot of consulting (a couple of my less-generous friends called me their favorite unemployed mooch), so I could write quite a bit. I set a goal of 165,000 words for the month, and got over that. I also nearly got disowned by the Clan. I had to cook some special dishes during Thanksgiving just to survive.

This year I’m playing teaching college. That’s a LOT more work than I endured last year. So I’ve backed down on my goal, to 51,000 words. Much more reasonable. Attainable, even.

Except for the hours I’m spending at the University. Heck, it’s only the second day and already I’m behind! Makes me feel like I’m a student again. I’ll make it, somehow, but maybe I’ll have to risk banishment once again at Thanksgiving time, to have a chance; or maybe the Impossapotamus gets away this year…

Enjoy the (Always With the Writing) Heat!

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