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Hazard All You Have

TBT to 2013 and the time I dived into the NaNoWriMo game. Now, what to do? What to do? What to do? This lady has a few thoughts.

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The first, of gold, who this inscription bears,
‘Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire;’
The second, silver, which this promise carries,
‘Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves;’
This third, dull lead, with warning all as blunt,
‘Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath.’
How shall I know if I do choose the right?

~The Merchant of Venice, Act II sc. VII

Recently, a writer friend agonized over the start of NaNoWriMo–she had three ideas for novels but also meant to write a memoir; should she pick something fun or something that felt more purposeful?

And an acquaintance lamented in a Facebook group,

How does everyone decide what project comes first? I write regularly for a couple of websites, freelance, blog, and am toying with three memoir ideas. What I love…

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