One lesson I've learned in 2018: It's okay to not know where a story is going. Bring a strong character into the first few paragraphs and they're going to take you for a ride; all you have to do is transcribe.

This is why is such a powerful tool for storytelling: If writing is about letting a strong character tell you their story, roleplaying is about developing your character into someone who is real enough that you can both know exactly what they will do and yet still be surprised by it.

Anyway, I'm going to give a try this November. I've written 30,000 words in 2018 so far. What's another 50,000 in a single month? Wish me luck!

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