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Another November; A New Series

For the last few years I have been working on a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The first scene came to my head and was scratched out on paper, not even taking up one single page. I didn't know where the story would go from that scene or even what the book was about. I left it alone for a time, and then picked it up again while out at the fairgrounds one sunny Sunday afternoon. A few more scenes later and I felt I had something to work with and somewhere to go. And "Saving Beauty" was born.

A few months later, I was invited to join a group of writers online who also participated in NaNoWriMo (That's "National Novel Writing Month") to produce 60 handwritten pages in the month of August. Just because. No prizes for the winners except bragging rights and the satisfaction of meeting the goal.

At the time, I was working at a place where most of the time I was standing still with nothing to do. In order to keep my brain from slipping into a fog, I would doodle…