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NaNoWriMo: writing rituals

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This is not only for NaNo, but my writing life.ย 

I have to write around work, church, special events, and my health. I try to write every day, but there are days that I really can’t for I need the rest. I don’t write on Saturdays given that it is my Sabbath and I have to attend church. If something is posted on here during the said day it’s because it was scheduled.ย 

Before I write, I try to read a few short stories (friends’, mine, on the net etc.), read the news via Daily Mail, and browse Twitter. Sometimes I watch a movie clip or two on YouTube, play a game of Criminal Case or Candy Crush Saga which I recently got into (I’m on level seventy-something) and then tuck into the writing. If I’m stuck during writing, I tend to work on a short story. It helps. I don’t watch TV save for Criminal Minds on Wednesdays, a sometimes Bollywood movie on the weekend and/or a football match. According to the material I’m writing, I may put the TV on for background ‘noise’. I write during my lunch hour, while I work at the front desk, while waiting for transport, while traveling, and I mentally write when someone is speaking during meetings. It’s something I cannot help.ย 

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I write at the crack of dawn, the middle of the day, midnight, heck! All odd hours because we have to write while we can. I write the best while in my bed with books scattered here and there.ย 

Concerning my new stories, I am way out of my comfort zone. Suspense and thrillers are not my forte, but I only have one writing life to explore, so might as well. I am being a rebel this NaNo, and although I’ve started slow, I’m enjoying the writing. I hope you’re having a FANTASTIC NaNo!

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Between the Lines


If you want to understand subtlety, all you have to do is read between the lines. If you want to discern the truth from the lines, just read between the lines. Today, I share my fave quotes about reading between the lines.

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For the #NovemberNotes challenge hosted byย Sarah Doughtyย andย Rosema.ย Photos via Google Search.