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‘Tis the eve of NaNoWriMo and I am proud right now of my decision to avoid the whole thing this year.

I have real projects to work upon.

I write at lunch
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It must be time for NaNoWriMo again. I’m in it for the fourth year in a row. I haven’t talked to Shirl yet, but I hope she joins up again. It’s nice having company on this trek through words and psyche.

I am also trying to get used to the shift back to normal time and away from Daylight Savings Time. Speaking of “time,” maybe that’s a good theme. Then again, any large, expansive noun like that makes for a good theme.

If you’re also doing NaNoWriMo, let me know. The more, the merrier, to coin a cliché.

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Even if you were to ask me, and no, this isn’t a covert fishing expedition for compliments on my writing, I would not show you what I am working on for NaNoWriMo. It’s just a great pile of stuff. I am putting down memories of my family so that Peter can have them. Peter, as well as Buck and I, have been estranged from my side of the family for a long time — details are too voluminous for a blog post. :-O 

But I slog away at it, and am getting some mental benefit from it beyond the “Yay! I made my word count!” elation each day. This is worth the effort of getting it all down in a document.

I have decided that it’s a good thing for a parent to do, to put his or her life down on paper, or on disk, for the children. I’m hoping to give Peter a sense of what my family is, where he came from.

Today, I am at Lookout Joe‘s, trying furiously to catch up to my appropriate daily word-count. :coffee: 

Shirl has zoomed right on by me; my only excuse, however lame, is one that calls upon the principles of celestial dynamics: Shirl lives farther to the north than I do, and so her nights are longer. I’m really very good at coming up with excuses when I need to.

Maybe it would help, though, if I quit writing in the blog and got to work.

:struggle:

One thing I have to admit is, that in light of today’s being Election Day, and my ensuing obsession with watching the election coverage, I might not get today’s word-count in. I apologize in advance to Shirl, who is probably typing away furiously now.

:nailbite: 

The good thing about its being Election Day: one is never at a loss, for this whole 24 hours, for a topic of conversation.

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