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NaNoWriMo Again?

The days pass quickly, and the time draws nearer. It’s almost November, National Novel Writing Month. Better known as NaNoWriMo to writers everywhere. Will you be participating or do you know someone who is?

I haven’t signed up, but I am considering participating once again. It was during last year’s NaNoWriMo that I drafted Hope and Faith, and it was my most productive time of writing ever. Not that I ever got around to revising or finishing the darn novel. But still. There was a tremendous amount of discipline and skill acquired during that one month exercise.

Since drafting Hope and Faith, members of the Humble Fiction Café’ writers group have held workshops and education opportunities. I’ve learned a lot in this past year, enough so that I wonder if I even want to revise this manuscript, or – dare I say it – start all over! Seriously. I am considering trashing draft one, and tackling the story (but better) as this year’s NaNoWriMo project.

Well, there’s still 2 ½ weeks left to decide. I’ll keep contemplating. But what about you? Have you ever trashed a whole manuscript to start it again? It’s a pretty scary proposition.

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