• T. Mark Mangum

The End and a New Beginning

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Today, 30 November 2020 as I write this ends the NaNoWriMo 2020 writing challenge.

The last nine days started out rough for me. I am a Retired Army veteran and the 20 years I spent in the army were hard on the body. My tweaked back by the end of the day on Sunday the 22nd put me out of commission and it took till late Monday to get back to the point of standing. I was recovered but suffered until Wednesday.

Then Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving and being thankful. I am sure you know that this year's Thanksgiving was odd, and a little off. Friday rolled in, and I was back to it.

I made it past 50,000 words, but if you have read all four previous installments I have written this year, you will know that this year I chose to rewrite and edit a novel I have been working on so it was a victorious cheat for me.

However, I was also using this November as a means to develop a regular writing time and habit. So as the title implies, the end of NaNoWriMo, but the beginning of daily regular 3-hour writing sessions.

My friend and I are committed to continuing this effort towards our goal of becoming published.

If you would like to be a part of our morning group we use FB Messenger to communicate in the AM. We start between 3 am and 4 am each day and would welcome any who wish to join us. Just respond to this story and we will add you to our Facebook Messenger group. We are in the Mountain time zone so you can figure out if it actually works for you.

I am very thankful to the NaNoWriMo folks who inspire and lead. Now let's continue and finish!

Thanks for reading.

T. Mark Mangum.

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Copyright: T. Mark Mangum, 2020. All rights reserved. No part of my story may be copied, reprinted, or published without my written consent.

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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