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I talked to a client today who is participating in NaNoWriMo- that’s the National Novel Writing Month challenge for all you non-wordsmiths out there. NaNoWriMo (or Nano as it’s often shortened to) happens in November just like NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) with a similar goal of getting out of your head and just writing. NaNo participants work to produce a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Pretty impressive, eh? If any of your friends tell you they are participating in  NaNoWriMo, the nicest thing you could do is be very impressed when they incoherently ramble on about their novel. Remember, they haven’t slept much this month.

Many NaNo participants join local and online groups to keep themselves inspired. Groups host meet-ups, offer writing tips and send out occasional challenges. My client was telling me about one group she belongs to, who in honor of Guy Fawkes Day, challenged participants to write a scene that contained someone lighting something on fire. How can you not love that?

So, in honor of Guy Fawkes Day (which was yesterday but indulge me), since I can’t write a character lighting something on fire, I’ll give you this:

“Let The Fire Burn”
by Sister Hazel

A pocket full of matches
Not a cloud in the sky
Rusty can of gasoline
Dry wood stacked up high

I always run wide open
That’s just what I do
I leave behind a burning sky
That lights up my rear view

Hey, hey
Someday I might live and learn
Hey hey
Right now I’ll let the fire burn
Right now I’ll watch the fire burn

The blaze is getting bigger
Flames up to my face
Scars are getting hard to hide
But I can’t walk away

Hey, hey
Someday I might live and learn
Hey hey
Right now I’ll let the fire burn
Right now I’ll watch the fire burn

A little spark between us
Sit back and let it grow
Ride the rush and face the fear
As the wind begins to blow

Hey, hey
Someday I might live and learn
Hey hey
Right now I’ll let the fire burn
Right now I’ll watch the fire burn.

This is post #6 for the 30-day National Blog Posting Month Challenge.
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