Starting a Marathon

I have a friend who runs marathons. Confession time: while I could spent hours and hours reading, I wouldn’t last twenty minutes running. I admire her dedication, the hours she spends training, and her stamina. How can she possibly run for 42.195 kilometers? I really have no idea.

I recently had a wacky idea. Could I complete a writing marathon? How long would it take to write 42,195 words? Last summer, I spent two weeks focused on finishing Cerulean. Some of my very favorite scenes in my writing came out of those weeks. There is something about getting in the writing zone that unleashes ideas and pretty words.

Tomorrow marks the start of my writing marathon. I have cleared my schedule for the next nine days. We’ll see what happens along the way.



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