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BEYOND THE SHELF is general commentary about the blog or the mystery and crime writing business by author and site administrator Shannon Muir that doesn’t fall in the scope of a regular column. From now through the month of October, BEYOND THE SHELF will appear on Saturdays and Sundays. The topic today focuses on letting blog readers know what is in store for November.

A few weeks back, I mentioned I was going to tackle NaNoWriMo again for the November 50,000 word challenge after a hiatus from over a decade of participation. More recently, I mentioned that major changes have happened that forced me to take a step back on a lot of things.

I have decided I will continue to try and do NaNoWriMo to challenge myself, but if I can’t make the 50,000 word goal, I won’t be hard on myself. I did it successfully for ten years straight, but not in the face of the types of challenges I am dealing with right now. Still, I think it will be helpful for me.

In the meantime, please enjoy as I give you an “Extra Helpings of Mystery November” full of only mystery book blogs – including the weekends – to help me concentrate on my goal! I’ll check back in with you late on Saturday, November 30th, so you can find out how I did.

This special November event starts November 2nd through the end of the month.

Thanks, as always, for your support.




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