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I am not going to be doing NaNoWriMo this year, ironically, because I am busy working on the first draft of my new novel. I have a rhythm down and it really isn't compatible with cranking out as many words as possible every day for 30 days. Plus, next month, I have a three-day work conference, a new writing class starting, and plans out of town for Turkey Day.

I've been doing my writing first thing in the morning. That is about the only time of day I have any energy, as work has been really busy for the past couple months (if you don't understand the reference "ICD-10", count yourself fortunate).

And I have other sources of social energy besides NaNo. The writing classes, including a course following Julia Cameron's Artist Way got me going on morning pages. And the Twitter hashtag #WriteChain has continued that by giving me a place to keep accountable for my daily writing goals.

My main excuse, though, has been physical pain. Unless a quip is short enough that I can peck it out with a finger or short enough for my voice-to-text not to get lost mid-sentence then crap out on me, I don't post it much. Hence my continued presence on Facebook.

I might try doing a November blogging thing if there are folks still around here in LJ/DW land. Roll call?


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Oct. 28th, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC)

(Actually mostly crickets chirping here except for a few of us die hards.)
Oct. 28th, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC)
Most of the regular APTo folk I followed here are on Facebook, world of one-liners.
Oct. 28th, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)
Still here! (God, I can't believe I've been following you since ATPOBTVS.)
Oct. 28th, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC)
We were just young whipper-snappers then.

Oct. 29th, 2015 01:41 am (UTC)

I'm sorry you are dealing with more pain.
Oct. 29th, 2015 01:57 am (UTC)
Not more pain, of course, really, just the same pain.

Oct. 29th, 2015 04:14 am (UTC)
still around

good luck with the novel

ICD-10 makes me glad I no longer see patients
Oct. 29th, 2015 04:46 am (UTC)
Well, I'm coming to ICD10 from the point of view of a software vendor, but same diff--we had to rewrite the entire application.
Oct. 29th, 2015 04:48 am (UTC)
That's it's own nightmare I'm sure
Oct. 31st, 2015 01:51 am (UTC)
Pain sucks, I'm sorry.
Oct. 31st, 2015 06:48 pm (UTC)
What I've learned in the past year is that dealing with pain is less about curing it (difficult) and more about managing your environment and your body not to aggravate it. So I feel better off than I felt six months ago.
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