To NaNo or Not to NaNo

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I had never heard of NaNoWriMo until last October, when my daughter — avid writer that she is — brought it up. Always game for a challenge, I decided to join her, especially since the day I learned about the endeavor I also learned that my beloved Grandmother was on her last days. It seemed fitting to write a memoir about her, with double motivation…