Before I start this post, I must confess that I am plunged deep into the beautifully written letters of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I am close to finishing the book, and it has renewed my love for letters in a most unexpected and extraordinary way. There is simply nothing that can replace the intimacy or joy of a well-written letter from a dear friend.
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Yesterday I officially signed up for NaNoWriMo. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it’s kind of like a marathon for writers, no training necessary. A crazed group of us writers attempt to write an entire novel in the month of November. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. I’m a newbie to it – this is my first year, and I am thrilled to be joining the crew – and scared out of my pants. I have dreamed of being a novelist for as long as I can remember, and when I ran across the opportunity to sign up for NaNoWriMo a few days ago, something in me lit up, and I knew now was the time. After all, what other time do we really have?