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Call Me Crazy (NaNoWriMo 2013 - Day 1)

I suppose there are a few of you who could call me crazy for this, but I'm attempting NaNoWriMo for a fourth time. Since I've won more than I've lost, I figure it's not the worst thing in the world I could tackle. Also, I've needed a kick in the pants lately to write outside of the job that pays the bills, and NaNo is always a safe bet for that.

I am fully aware that I am announcing my participation in NaNoWriMo 2013 on the first day of the month. What you are not fully aware of is that I started planning for this in the middle of September, and knew at the beginning of last month that this was absolutely something I was going to do.

Yes, you read the above correctly.

Mostly, my reason for writing a post about this in particular is to get myself back in the habit of blogging again. It's one of a million things that have fallen to the wayside as events in my personal life tend to take precedence over sitting down and writing a post for general consumption, and I've missed it dearly. I'm going to try to commit to writing a post for every day I add to my novel. The posts will be updates on my progress, coupled with anything from reflections on the day's writing to excerpts from that day I'm exceptionally proud of to character bios and song playlists I've created for some of my characters.

Scroll down to see what I've been up to this first day of the month!

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End of Day One:


Granted, this is only day 1, but I feel really good so far. We'll see how I'm feeling on the 15th, though.

Today's Extra:

A Short Excerpt:



“I saw Liz run you off the road, Molly. Saw the way the car wrapped around that tree. Had to listen to them cut you out of it while the officers on the scene took my statement. And, yeah, I saw you when they finally got you out. You were dying, so excuse me if all I could think about at that time was making sure the people responsible for it actually got punished for it.”

Tomorrow, maybe a character bio to look forward to? Either way, I can't wait.

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