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TAKE THAT, NOVEL!

I just hacked off about 6000 words of my NA novel. I kinda want to jump off a cliff. I was more than 1/4 done. I was over 25,000 words.  And now, I’m under 20,000.  I want to cry. But I did what I needed to do to fix a major plot problem. I got back on track. I’m headed in the right direction. Am I the first person who has to LOWER their words written for the day at Camp NaNoWriMo? 🙁 I doubt it. Well, I hope at least.  So. Depressed.   SIGH…

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