A Home and A Novel

Following up my last entry, a whole lot of stress has been lifted from my life. I now have a nice apartment that I’ll be happy with and able to afford. It’s a very short walk from the hotel I’ll be working at (a stone’s throw, quite literally) and very close to a shopping center. It’s quiet (with only 22 apartments), surrounded by trees and quite spacious (perhaps too much so for a minimalist like myself, but I’ll find ways to use the space, surely). I don’t think a better place for my needs could have been found for the price I’ll be paying, and I’ll be able to move in Saturday, which is excellent luck, as that’s when I will start my job. The fates are smiling upon me, my friends.

I’m considering taking part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year, as I will have a good deal of time to kill in a vacant hotel.

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. – NaNoWriMo.org

Not only does this organization offer great support and incentive to complete a novel in the alotted time, it also does charitable work in the fields of literacy and access to literature. This year donations will be funding the creation of libraries in Cambodia. Why not take part and simultaneously contribute to a worthy cause and, if you’re like me, fulfill a life long dream.

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