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NaNoWriMo: Day 11

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Well, I’m almost at the half-way mark (23,235 words).  Michael is on his way to Jerusalem, continuing the next part of his trip, not having had any success with the ladies yet, and has left his host family and struck out on his own. I’ve been supplementing my research with a little bit of audio-visual material. The first has been watching Moscow on the Hudson on the recommendation of friends, and so far (we’ve only watched half)  it’s been wonderful.  More to come on this movie later.

The second bit of research has devastated me.  Did you know that there are other Russian Jews, talking about being Russian Jews out there?  And that they’re a million times funnier than I am?  Yeah, I didn’t think it was possible, either.   But here is Boris Zilberman, talking about how much he hates his Russian name.  Goal?  To try to interview him for le blog.

Questions for today:

1. Do you think I’ll ever finish writing this novel?
2. Would you have the courage to set out on your own in a strange country to sightsee?

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  1. 1. No doubt about it!
    2. Have done it before, and it’s one of the best things in the world!

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  2. 1. YES, Absolutely!
    2. YES! And given the opportunity would do it again: although with kids, husband, job, mortgage, etc. it is not a likely option for the foreseeable future.

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  3. yes and yes. Also, I met Boris briefly when he was in Chicago with the Birthright Monologues … he’s hilarious in person, too!

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  4. Thanks for your encouragement, everyone. I’ll have the last laugh when I’m at 35k words and laughing like a crazy woman on the floor.

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