I was home sick today and began to grow concerned about the “rules” that govern writing a lawyer novel entirely in the month of November. For example, advance planning is encouraged, but writing in advance in verboten. Outlines, bullet points, e-mail notes to self — all OK. But if your thoughts start coming together in complete sentences –> STOP!

I’ve also received a few more random suggestions from friends for the novel. Include animals, and do something along the lines of Law & Order. Hmmm. I think I’ll consign those to the non-complete-sentence stack of ideas that is forming. 24 days until writing begins (www.nanonwrimo.org).

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