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My First Book

I have been writing my whole life so when you really look at it all total I've probably written several books. I once wrote a 350 page hand written vampire novel. It was bad. It was really really bad. I don't have it any more but a sentimental part of me wishes I still did.

I have just finished my first book. As I mentioned, I was using the mass world-wide energy surge that is National Novel Writing Month to propel me toward my goal even though I was writing a non-fiction book that even at its most robust would have about 25,000 words total.

It is done. I have 120 ideas all typed out and ready for editing. I want to leave it be for a little bit so I am not so close to it when I try to make sense out of it. A second draft edit is the next step of the process. I also need to figure out the photos - some ideas are things that I've already taken photos of for our own house. Other ideas are new and will need different photos all together.

Then there will be a third draft.

I alre…

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National Novel Writing Month

I'm a rebel. I never do things quite according to the rules.

Actually, this is not true. People close to me will tell you that I always follow the rules. But I am breaking a few of them this month.

I am writing non-fiction for National Novel Writing Month.

If you've never heard of NaNoWriMo, it is a contest of sorts to encourage writers to produce a 50,000 word novel over the month of November. Writers from all over the world started on Thursday, November 1st and will finish up one way or another on November 30th.

I decided to ride the wave of positive creative energy to work on the my book titled 120 Ideas for Tiny Living. As you might imagine, this idea came from our experience living in our tiny house since May of this year.

I'm on track with the word count. In fact, I am just a tiny amount over and the day is still young. However, I never imagined how it might affect my full time job. I write every day anyway. I have no idea how high my word count is on a typical basi…