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When it's December first, and suddenly one of the characters in your NaNo story decides to do something totally unexpected!

Orlando, I didn't know you had it in you! This is going to change things. Hmmmm . . .
Professor Q Ummm . . . he punched someone!
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Right?? I . . . did NOT see that coming. lol!
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Hanukkah dreidel game
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The game couldn't be simpler! Once you've purchased your seat, all you have to do is sit back and relax. I do all the work.
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Well I finally did it. I posted a week or so ago about my book group, and trying to decide whether to take a break or not. I sent the message this morning. *deep breath* I know it was the right decision, but I'm feeling quite sad nonetheless.
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I only have 5K after yesterday's sale! *Facepalm* and too many people I'd like to buy seats for!
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There's still plenty of time to enter . . . I maaaaay have accidentally miscalculated and turned this round into Mumsy's 4 Day Yellow Celebration Contest! *Laugh*


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Round closes at midnight on Monday, November 28, 2016!
I should be writing . . . I should be writing. They're replacing the fence between our property and the neighbors's today. I don't think earplugs are gonna do the trick. *le sigh*
Aaaaand train of thought totally derailed while I had to try and figure out what the flip to do about the fact that there's a PIPE directly below where they need to put the new fence post for a portion of the fence! Me no know! I don't DO the outside! *Laugh*
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I have no idea what to do, for a change. Apropos of nothing related writing. It's a jumbled mess of my brain, trying to make a decision about a social activity that has become more anxiety-provoking than joyful. And this is really sad for me, because I truly do enjoy the women and the discussions. Ok, there was that one time when the group leader had to cut off a discussion that started to get political. I think she saw my face (I either turned white as a ghost, or flushed bright red, I'm not sure which, other than the fact that I felt like I was going to pass out, hearing what someone I considered a friend had just said).

I have belonged to a book group for over 5 years. I am by far the youngest in the group. There are months when I simply cannot read the book, mostly due to my own need to take care of my mental health. Right now that's even more vital than ever, since I'm feeling fairly fragile. No stories focusing on loss, no stories about war. Just can't do it right now. I've been considering taking a hiatus from the group. So here we are, coming up on December, and the "Christmas event" (don't get me started there). I got a follow up email from Monday's meeting, and the plan this year is to do a White Elephant book exchange (please bring a favorite book). Every book that I MIGHT consider bringing would be something we read in book group. Seriously. My tastes are far removed from what the rest of the group would enjoy. A lot of genre fiction, and trust me when I say there's not a single book I've read this past year, other than book group books, that I would consider sharing. I would horrify and scandalize the women. Heh. Soooo I looked through my husband's Excel spreadsheet to see what I have saved over the years (40ish boxes in the garage, and yes, my husband DID make a spreadsheet of what's in each box. Isn't he cute?) The closest I could come to something I would consider bringing was Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat.

So do I step out now, before the holiday gathering, or do I go, bring my quirky book to the exchange, and tell them then that I need to take a break? That seems almost like cheating? I'm gonna celebrate with you, then say goodbye. And honestly, I am scared of political conversation happening, because I will RUIN that gathering. Not on purpose, but I will not be able to hold my tongue.

I've also considered starting my own book group. If I knew enough women that I thought it was feasible, I might do it. Ugh.
Could start a book group on here? *shrugs* it's 7am and my suggestions may not be the most logical.
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Cubby~Embrace Your Wings . . . what Waltz Invictus said! *Laugh* Somewhere on wdc I have the review I did of Middlesex, a few years ago. In an irritating twist of irony, my book group had read it a year or so before I joined. I agree - THAT would make an amazing book group discussion!
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Have you considered starting a virtual book group? With people from the interwebz? What with facetime and whatnot, or even just starting a chat, you could find a lot of people who're like-minded and want to read the same things -- or who are at least willing to do so.

Also, end it now. Explain to them you are no longer comfortable in the group and feel it's time to part ways.
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Just stopping by with a bit of Sis Boom Ba and some pompom shaking to let you know you can do this. Think of writers block this way. Its the back of your brain stewing up a story the front of your brain isn't ready for yet. The problem is the front part knows what the back part is doing but is frustrated because until the back part is ready to cough up the idea its speaking a different language. You can do this. Just breath and talk to your characters. Check out J.R. Ward's website. She has interviews with her characters that might inspire you on how to get the back of your brain talking english again. If you need anything drop me a line. That's what I'm here for