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At the given date and time (weekly schedule posted below), meet at post 1. It appears 30 minutes in advance of the hour (barring unusual circumstances), giving us a chance to set our goals in the comments. Declare your goal. Work toward furthering your project; word counting, revision, or whatever it needs - you decide.

Post 2: WE ARE UNPLUGGED! announces our hour. During that time, we write! The rules: no procrastinations. Please feel free to make tea or stand on your head as needed.

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Nov 3, 2013

Week of November 3

NaNo has begun. Dianne hosts Monday night. Marisa is up for Th-Th. This is the beginning of the rest of our writing life. How do you want to spend it?

My own plan is to draft a story a week and I have so many of them in mind. I have a new vein of writing. And these images keep coming to me. I don't know where they belong in the world nor if I am brave enough to put it out there, but I have a need and where there is a will there is a way. Initially I was thinking I would do four of those for NaNo. But the recent messages I have been receiving from beyond (you know how realizations come), have been in the form of this novella I have to pull together.  Therefore my drafting plan must include those stories.

4 short stories this month, 2 to end that crazy novella I have been working on and 2 to set out on this crazy new direction I am taking. I think I have the wherewithal to finish the one. And beginning the other? Well that is the easy part.

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