Updated Nov 21: I have decided to withdraw from NaNoWriMo and have deleted my account. I won’t go into the controversy and I would appreciate it if people did not leave comments about it here. This is a personal decision. It’s not a statement or taking a stand. I just don’t feel comfortable continuing with it given everything.

I’ve decided to try NaNoWriMo this year. National (although actually global now) Novel Writing Month happens every November. I found it daunting in past years. Writing a 50,000 word novel in month has always felt like too big a challenge. But, this year, I decided that participating with my own unofficial goal could be helpful.

My current work in progress has been taking such a long time, much longer than I had anticipated. I want to have a completed first draft by the end of the year. NaNoWriMo may be just what I need to reach that goal.

So, starting today, I’m cranking out the words. Wish me luck!

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