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Secret NaNo
I decided in September that if I didn't finish revising ALL'S FAIR by the end of October, I wouldn't try NaNoWriMo. I haven't done it since 2006, I reasoned. What's another year?

A lot, apparently. There's this book, and it's been pounding on the door of my brain for a month and a half, dying to be let out.

I went through a bit of an emotional emergency/crisis/thing in the last week of October, and I didn't finish revising. (All is well now.) I've since extended my personal deadline to either the end of the year or, assuming I make it in this time, to the day Authoress Anonymous's Baker's Dozen submissions post.

But the book demands to be written, so I'm NaNo-ing. It's what I've dubbed a "secret NaNo." Basically, I'm doing it. I share the goal of NaNoers around the world of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. But there's a lot of other stuff going on, including revising, so I'm not going to beat myself up over it. NaNo is at the bottom of my priority list this month, and I may not make it. And that's fine.

But at least I can get some of this book out.

Since it's a secret NaNo, I won't be posting about my word counts or progress. If, at the end of the month, it turns out I made it, I'll share. But otherwise, you probably won't hear about NaNo again until next year.

But you may hear about this book. I'm in love with it.

Good luck to NaNoers everywhere!

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Good luck on your secret NaNo!

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