Why writing? For the same reason it also has been music, I can do it for free. Noodling around on Apple's music program led to posting some music online. Putting words to paper is just the cost of paper. And I often have loads of time to spare. If I can be productive, all the better! And I would have something to show for it.
Might National Novel Writing Month (November) be the motivator for me to complete a first draft of a novel? Maybe. An increase of work is filling the bank account and leaving me less time and energy to putter with pursuits like writing. An excuse, I know. So here's hoping December starts with the end of a book.
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William Shunn : Manuscript Format : Short Story - This author's guide to the short story format was invaluable for me in getting my first creation looking like it should.