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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Old Line State Writes New Lines

Maryland Novelists are writing new lines in the "Old Line State." In fact, only one other area in the world is writing more during National Novel Writing Month. We're halfway through NaNoWriMo, and Maryland -- at the top of the list for four days -- is now number two, neck-to-neck with Minnesota.

With 16 days and 7 hours remaining, NaNo-Novelists world-wide have written 299,615,964 words, or about 1,198,463 pages. That's roughly enough creative energy to build a library in Laos, which is exactly what NaNoWriMo intends to do.

As for my own novel, I'm ahead of schedule with more than 39,000 words, or about 150 pages. Womb is told entirely from the point of view of an unborn child. Interested? You can find a draft of my opening chapter at the link below.



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