Writing / NaNoWriMo and me, 2014

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For the past two years I have successfully completed writing 50,000 words or more during the month of November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
That has been the genesis for my first two novels, “Once There Were Dragons” and “There Used to be Magic.”

I had planned to complete NaNoWriMo successfully this year, as the core of book four if I had finished writing book three before November came,
or as the way to complete book three (Problems in Pairodice) if not.

It has been a wild and crazy month, and I am behind in my word count (and in the third book). I went to Blizzcon with my son and daughter-in-law (YAY!),
am dealing with leaves and leaf pick-ups and drop-offs, playing chauffeur for my wife (due to her leg pain, primarily), preparing a couple of dishes for
Thanksgiving (and celebrating). To add to all that (true confession here) since my family WOWed me last month for my birthday (World of Warcraft, all its expansions,
pre-order of the latest one that just came out, Warlords of Draenor, AND six months pre-paid subscription), I have been playing WOW. And, with the announcement
of the new expansion to Hearthstone next month, Goblins vs. Gnomes, I have been playing Hearthstone to amass gold for the purchase of the new packs once they
are available.

Yes, I have also been writing. And meeting with other writers. And participating in Toastmasters. And so on. For the first week of the month, including Blizzcon,
I managed to keep on track. Then I started dropping back. Well, as usual, I don’t plan to give up until midnight on the 30th, even though my word count is down.
I would need to write about 5,000 words a day to make it; and I might. Just wanted to let you know, the next book might not be out as early as expected.

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