Yesssssss…I’ve done it! Wrote 1,800 words today towards my NaNoWriMo novel. I have signed up most years and always failed. But I’m going to give it a good shot this year. I want to really work that novel-writing muscle out and get it strong again. NaNo is a great place to start, and the novel I’m working on is a kind of diary-style, stream of nonsense/conscience thingy. And this will not be in my pitch to agents! But anyway, it’s just great to be punching out some fiction again. It has been a while, but I knew that after the bloodletting of the PhD – and the associated occasional elation, of course – it would take a while for my literary enthusiasms to return. Although I would not call what I’ve written today literature. But it is the beginning of something, and it’s a story I’ve wanted to write for quite a long time. Funnily enough, I don’t think I could have until now, right now, when I am exactly who I am at the moment.

Wait…technically it’s Saturday, so…I need to do another 1667 words today. Ah.


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