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National Novel Writing Month begins tomorrow

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 I am finally getting back to focus on A Place of Safety and using NaNoWriMo to do it. Book 3 -- Derry '81 -- needs a lot of work. It's trite and glib and shallow, so I'm making it my November project. It's a bit of a cheat, but only to me; I don't win anything. All I get out of this is a new draft of a book I've been avoiding for too damned long...and this gives me extra motivation to get it done. I used NaNoWriMo to work up Book 1,  eleven years ago. I should have used it during the following years to get 2 & 3 set, but I didn't. It's a scary story to be working on, for me, and I just wasn't ready. Wasn't confident enough. But having worked on three books now set in places other than the US, and seeing how they came together and how the characters worked with me to make those other worlds realistic, I'm now set to dig back in. I'll try to do a post a day as I go along, but no guarantees. I'm headed down to NYC on the 8th for a