a tower of babble

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There are so many things to choose to share about my journey of story for the next 29 days. (I am taking the NaNoWritMo challenge for the duration of the 30 days, as opposed to only November because, well, I got into the pool a bit late.) Posting here and writing the amount of time/pages I have set for myself daily is certainly going to  challenge me.

I’m open to inspiration from anywhere at anytime, not limiting how it shows up. Usually it comes when I am walking Nash, our 6-1/2 year old rescue hound. (And let’s be clear — he rescued me, not the other way around, as is often the case for so many of us and our beloved furry friends.) Today’s walk was somewhat quiet since I was waiting for thoughts to appear. I returned home with only snippets of ideas: lots to chose from but nothing felt quite solid.

Then I opened my mail after settling down to write and there it was! It’s particularly amusing to me that today’s thought is sparked by a weekly astrology newsletter I subscribe to online. Crime and Punishment is one of my favorite classics since I discovered it in college.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Dmitri Razumikhin is a character in Dostoyevsky’s novel *Crime and Punishment.* His surname is derived from the Russian word for “reason.” At one point he makes a drunken speech that includes these observations: “It’s by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! Not one single truth has ever been arrived at without people first having talked a dozen reams of nonsense, even ten dozen reams of it.” Let’s make this a centerpiece of your current strategy, Sagittarius. Just assume that in order to ferret out the core insights that will fuel your next transformations, you may need to speak and hear a lot of babble. ~ Rob Brezny

How appropriate for writing my first draft this month. As my college comp professor taught: writing is rewriting.

Check out Rob Brezny’s website to sign up for his free weekly astrology newsletter and his other offerings here: http://freewillastrology.com.  Also be sure to check out his book, Pronoia is the Antidote to Paranoia.

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