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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 basis. I found today when I sat down to work on projects for my clients that I was invigorated. Excited to get those words on the computer screen even though I knew that it took me away from my NaNoWriMo project and I couldn't count those words for my total. But that's okay. A writer writes because they don't know what else to do. As Charlotte Bronte said, "I'm just going to write because I cannot help it." 


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