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Whew, what a past week this has been.

I'm sure like most people, whether American citizen or not, the election of our next president has taken up a bit of your time, social media attention or your television viewing.

This is not a political post, FYI. So no worries there, you can relax.

I, too, have been engrossed in the details of the election which naturally has taken me away from my main focus of writing this book. Keeping up with any regular task can be difficult when there is something newsworthy grabbing at you but today I have managed to reign it back in, Thank goodness.

While I haven't done a ton of writing today what I did accomplish was getting my notes in order to place them into their proper chapters. You see, a good portion of my book has been written by dictation. I have spent the last couple of years going over phrases, passages and title ideas entirely in my head. As soon as I was able I dictated them into my phone's notepad so that I could then email them to myself at a later date to be sorted. Today was printing and sorting day!

Besides the actual writing portion, I've mentioned this on other platforms, I will need to do the marketing of my book as well. I wasn't quite aware to what extent until I took a couple writing workshops that spelled out quite clearly that it is almost completely up to me. That entails the set up and upkeep of each of my social media platforms regularly. Engaging with others and dropping in bits about writing, my book or current blog post is essential and that is how I spend my mornings usually. I'm guessing if you are reading this that you probably participate in at least one social media platform. If not, I highly recommend it. I have met and chatted with some of the most wonderful, warm and welcoming people from all over the world.

So today was notes day and website maintenance day. I think I did some good work and with this little blog post, it's the cherry on top.

Coming up in the near future there will be a contest for some swag....So if you want to be included in that I would highly recommend signing up for email updates. It will only be for email subscribers.

Until then....

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Updated: Nov 5, 2020

Wow! You learn something new everyday.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Who knew, right? Or is it, Write?

Anyway, according to their mission: "National Novel Writing Month is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes in the transformational power of creativity. "We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page. National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days."

50k in 30days! Whoa!

If you check out their website they are as serious as a heart attack. This is straight up a writers paradise and community for the like minded.

In case you are wondering, Yes, I signed up. Yes, yes, I know it's lunatic since I am in the middle of writing my book but truthfully if it can help push me forward I can't take fault in that. Aannnnd...I kinda have an idea for a second book. Shhhh, don't tell anyone, we'll get into that some other day.

Regardless. If you are a writer, like writing, like books and all that good stuff this is probably for you. I'm including the link and highly recommend checking them out.

Even if you don't sign up for the November Challenge you should still sign up.

This .Org is more than just writers, though they have over a million connected to them. They are a huge social network reaching around the world, they support writing fluency programs education, project libraries and so much more.

According to their website they are "internet famous" and I would have to agree since that's how I found them and now so did you.

Chat soon!

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Updated: Nov 5, 2020

If you found this blog, Thank You and Congratulations!

LOL. I laugh only because this is the beginning of the beginning of the foray into the real world of social media platforms. I'm telling you this now, that as a human I will try my best, scouts honor, to keep up with this.

I already have a blog over on WordPress:

I've been dabbling with it for a few-ish years and some have found it enjoyable. I'm not super popular or well known simply because I have made little effort to do so. I'm told, though, that If I am to get a book published that must all change.

So, here we go.

This will be the spot where you can find updates about my book. While the Home page of my website is currently basic that will continue to change and mature as I go forward into the world of writing and trying to get my book published.

FYI: Not such a mystery, My book is a memoir.

Clearly you can see I have a title and book art. What you may not know is that I am about 1/2 way complete in writing my manuscript. The outline is done, I have many, many notes for each chapter that need to be constructed so that is forms a coherent train of thought, I'm told this is important to you readers, ha ha, and I am working on the framework of my proposal that will be sent to Hay House Publishers for a contest that I have been granted entry into after attending a workshop with them recently.

Besides book updates in this blog I will also throw in some writing stuff, memes, happy thoughts and good vibes like that.

So, Cheers! Here is to the beginning of our new social media relationship. Nice to meet you.

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