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So, I participated in an event called NaNoWriMo which means National Novel Writing Month. The objective is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I found myself completely overwhelmed by the idea of writing so many words in a month but then once I got started I realized it really wasn’t that much and not quite a full Novel. I wrote my 50k words and found that pacing myself made it easy to write. After my 50k I decided to keep going and finish my story. I did finish it but then I realized I had to edit it and make sure it had no errors and that the story was what I wanted it to be. As I edit the story I realized that it is really heavy content and not sure if I should publish it.  So here my story sits comfortably in editing as I try to decide what to do with it. Bottom line is Nanowrimo gave me the incentive and opportunity to write a short story regardless if it is good or bad. It showed me that writing is something I can do regardless of how well I can do it. I still like writing short blog entries over a whole book because it can be done in a short period of time and won’t go unfinished like some of my other projects. If nothing else I have benefited from simply writing my story down. If you write or if you have always had a dream to write, try NaNoWriMo next November to get a good head start. If nothing else you will discover yourself at least I did.

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