#1linerWeds – Being First Isn’t Everything

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“I’ve never placed second to anyone,” Victor told the executioner, “and I don’t intend to start now.”

Author’s Note: This is part of the wonderful and amazing Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday writing prompt. Click the link to find more one-liners, and then maybe try your own!

#1linerWeds : The Modern Exorcist

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Normally Father Montalban used more conventional means in his exorcisms, but all he had at the moment was a fork and an electrical outlet.

Author’s Note: This is part of the one and only Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday writing prompt. Click the link to find more one-liners, and maybe try your hand at one too! Oh, and please do not stick forks in electrical outlets. It’s dangerous.

Ankle Deep In NaNoWriMo

To the few people who might not know, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short). It’s an exercise in masochism creativity for any person who aspires to write at least 50,000 words of story in a single month. Some people make it – some don’t – but the overall goal is to push yourself to your writing limits.

Most people reading this probably already know about NaNoWriMo. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a WriMo of many seasons, my proverbial hat is off to you. It takes guts, grit, and determination to do this challenge. Not everyone might support it, but I think you’re aces.

As for me, I’m dipping my toe into NaNoWriMo this year. Part of this is because I’m trying out the option of working on a manuscript I haven’t touched since November of last year. It doesn’t have the “new novel” smell to it. Still, I like being a WriMo, because there’s written creativity in the air. It smells like coffee.

To everyone who is doing NaNo this year, good luck! If you know someone who is doing it, give them some encouragement (or coffee; or coffee in a mug that has encouragement written on it). Also, the folks who do NaNoWriMo are a pretty decent organization who help kids practice their writing, so maybe click the link and give them a buck or two. Regardless, I hope your November goes by smoothly!

Now stop procrastinating and get back to your novel!