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August 24 Post

It’s been a while since I have posted anything on this blog. A couple things have happened.

I moved to Bellevue, closer to my girlfriend. Now, we live within minutes of each other. It’s a massive improvement to the hour-long commute we had to live with for months. I lived previously in University Place under a year-long lease agreement. To moved out early because of a generous offer. I sighed when I completely the move. I had lived with troublesome roommates for longer than I wanted. Now, I wake up to silence, no roommates playing music at ungodly hours.

The other news is that I own my car. I paid monthly on a loan through BECU beginning in 2016. I paid it off in June of this year. To grip the steering wheel with that sense of ownership feels good. I hit the road with the knowledge that I owe no one to get from A to B. The 12th of the month, my original monthly payment date, no longer claims a portion of my income. It’s now a day to celebrate.

Looking ahead now, I see NaNoWriMo in November. Every year, writers from around the world share the same challenge – write a novel in a month, or 50,000 words in 30 days. I get excited for this challenge each year. All my writer friends participate in the challenge. We type on our laptops together in a writer’s room or online over Skype. The creative energy is in the silence where fingers dance on keyboards and creative gears churn.

I can’t wait to plan financially for my writing career, to write in peace with only my girlfriend for company (no guys in their 20s acting like teenagers), and drive as a free man in my Kia Soul.

I’ll try to post an update on Wednesday, the 30th. It will be about my sci-fi novel. I’ve neglected it for weeks. With the move over, it’s time to get back into it.

Look for “Writing My First Novel.” It’ll post by 7 pm.

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