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This Blog Post is Dedicated To...

As I was driving home this evening, I was thinking about dedications. I've thought a lot about dedications in the past, it's one of the things I look forward to being able to do, i.e., putting out for the world to see that I value a certain person (or my memory of them, if they're deceased). But -- of course -- this requires that a book actually be published, since a dedication note on a private manuscript isn't exactly telling the world anything.

A Great End to NaNoWriMo 2008

Despite getting off to a particularly bad start, marred by crime, I managed to win NaNoWriMo this year. Color me happy! Not only did I make it past the 50,000 word mark, I also finished the first draft; that's the first time I've completed a novel's first draft in many years. Far too long. I'd forgotten how good it feels. (That just shows I'm not a professional author of novels. Yet. And probably never will be.)

More news later, must catch up on some sleep!

A Bad Start to NaNoWriMo 2008

So I decided to do NaNoWriMo this year after all, as I mentioned here. But, as I also mentioned at that linked page, the actual launch of the event this year was, for me, marred by the fact that our house was the target of repeated vandalism just hours before. With the kids upset and with me on high alert for any additional trouble from the local morons, thoughts about writing a novel were on a distant back shelf.

NaNoWriMo 2008 - Oh, Temptation!

I'd really like to take the NaNoWriMo challenge again this year. It was fun when I did it in 2006, and I ended up with a solid start on a novel that I really like -- I like the story and I like the potential that I think it has for sales. Despite my temptation, though, I'm not going to do NaNoWriMo this year, because I still haven't finished that novel I started in 2006. Maybe I should fork over $20 for Finish Your Novel, eh?

I'm Out of Shape?

OK, I know that I sit at my desk too much and am out of shape in the normal sense, but I found out yesterday that I'm also "out of shape" for writing the way I once did -- with a ballpoint pen in a spiral notebook. As I was helping a family member yesterday, taking her to doctor visits following an accident, I knew that I would be spending a fair amount of time in waiting rooms. Instead of bringing reading material, I decided to bring along novel #6 to work on, since it's been pretty neglected in recent months.

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