It is that time of the year again.

Posted: November 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

Yeah November or as I like to call it make yourself insane month. November brings us Thanksgiving (time to be thankful meet and eat with family and friends), No shave November (a month full of not shaving our faces to help shed light on the problem of prostate cancer) and National Novel Writing Month.   So I am preparing to visit family, itching my face and trying to type about two thousand words a day. Yeah two thousand words a day. That is the average word count you should have so that you can finish a novel by November 28th.

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National Novel Writing Month is a wonderful time. Authors log in to the website, update their word count connect with other authors and do their best to win. How do you win? Well you type a book. The book has to have at least 50 000 words in it. I am behind the curve a little, but this weekend I plan on catching up. I made a big push in my novel last night! Got a lot of words in there and I am almost back on track. So I am not worried.

I was worried though. Two days ago I sat on the living room couch staring at my i pad waiting to see words appear on my screen and they didn’t. Words do not show up if you do not type them. My main character was stalled, I had set the stage and got the villain on the scene and know I wasn’t sure were to go. I looked over at my girlfriend and muse.   She was busy crushing it, candy crushing it that is. Then I did something radical. I covered the I pad watched tv and relaxed. Now I am pretty much back on track.

So what changed? I don’t know. I am sure a lot of things changed from two days ago but I couldn’t tell you what they were. I just know I needed a little break. Sometimes when you are in the midst of something, like say a book in a month event, you may need to take a little break. Step back get some perspective. look at a beautiful woman and things will change. You will get recharged and ideas will come back. The story will start back up. A break is different than quitting. Never quit I am not suggesting that just relax a little step back and get what you need to press on.

Peace everyone




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