• T. Mark Mangum

Doing Nov 2020, National Novel Writing Month, Challange

Second instalment, Week One

Well, my friends, one week of writing has passed and I am proud to report that I am on track to complete 50,000 words by month’s end.

I will tell you that it was not simple or easy. When I started this commitment, I failed to realize that the election was on the 3rd, I got all caught up in the election night tv drama and didn’t get to sleep until after midnight.

Needless to say, I was a tired puppy.

Then, Saturday, the 7th is my anniversary. Now I “knew” this well in advance naturally. So, no big deal except yea I didn’t really think about the impact it would have on the day and evening. I am happy to announce though, I was successful, and I am still married.

I enjoy the challenge that November brings with NaNoWriMo. I challenge all of you to consider the good that establishing a regular writing time and a word count goal can bring.

Until next week, thank you.


Find the first installment in this series of articles here.


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T. Mark Mangum, is the product of the 60s and 70s, his imagination, wonder, thoughts, and ponderings, emboldened by Star Trek, Star Wars, Conan the Barbarian, and The Hobbit. He loves a good story and hopes you will love reading his stories. Veteran, Father, TTRPG, and Board Game Junkie. He spent 20 years in the United States Army, another 10 working for the government, before realizing he should write.

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