Today I discovered that John Saul is a time-travelling, mind-reading plagiarist. Commuting to my new job by public transport would take me twice the time driving does. Unfortunately, I don’t have the company car anymore my previous employer gave me; my new employer offered me a car, but I was stupid enough to do the…

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lj-mood: thrilled Over the last couple of days, working on my NaNoWriMo project felt like work. So much like work, in fact, that I’m thousands of words behind on the easiest possible production schedule. So tonight, instead of pounding out more words that feel like work, I dug into my store of old, abandoned and…

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This November I’ll be trying to write an entire novel* in a month. Along with about 100,000 other writers and would-be writers, I’m participating in the NaNoWriMo this year. The National Novel Writing Month is a world-wide event created to stimulate writers by giving them a reason to do something very unreasonable: focus on word…

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