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ve been accused of playing God
before now. I object. Even if I have
attempted to control every aspect
of my own life, my kids' lives,
and those of everyone around me (and I
dispute this. I gave up on my daughter's
fashion choices some years ago), I am not
God. Goddess....well, that's a different
And speaking of stories, that's where
I can play Goddess. So I like to think.
As I write this, it's November. While
men across Australia are growing scrappy
moustaches for Movember, I am signed
up for NaNoWriMo -- National Novel
Writing Month. 50,000 words in 30 days.
Approximately 1650 words per day.
I opened my big, fat, stupid, bigmouth,
spontaneous, non-thinking, bigmouth
mouth and said I was up for it. All
because my best friend and her daughter
were doing it, as was an author whose
work I admire.
Before my brain engaged, I was onto
the website and committing myself. I
should be committed.
Then I had to come up with plot,
theme, characters, voice, and everything
else that goes into a novel. Um....hmmm...
my, the ceiling needs cleaning, and,
goodness, the garden needs weeding,
and wow, look at the state of the oven! I
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