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Yet another year gone? Oh my!

I will keep the reading side of this brief, since the majority of my best reads for the year are going to appear on a guest post for The Book Smugglers. I did end up reading two major books after writing that particular list: the fantastically weird Lanark and Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. The second is gentle and dreamlike for the most part, making the flashbacks to Manchukuo in the 1930s all the more harrowing. I have more Murakami in the wings since my local used bookstore suddenly had, as far as I can tell, all his novels except IQ84, and I immediately snatched them up for my bookshelf. I’m looking forward to working through the rest.

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Another rough draft done

Yesterday, I finished the novel I started writing for NaNoWriMo. It includes significant sections written without commas and employing quotation dashes.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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NaNoWriMo Wrap-up

NaNoWriMo is essentially over for 2014 except for those who are still scrabbling to make up their 50,000 words before midnight hits.

It’s certainly over for me. I made it to 40,410 words today, which is 10,000 more than I expected to write and 10,000 less than I was aiming for. This was my first time doing NaNoWriMo and I admit I wasn’t remotely prepared for it: I only decided to do it two days before the first of November hit and I had nothing prepared beyond a premise: no notes, no plot, no ending, and certainly no outline.

Yeah, I pantsed the hell out of this thing.

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