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How Do You Think????

Last week I came to a place in my novel that required internal dialogue. Although I usually write this in second person (What were you thinking? Andrea asked herself), there are also times I use first (I'm never doing that again).  These approaches got me to wondering if people really think this way or if it is merely a tool used in fiction. 
Personally, I tend to talk to myself in second person, but I couldn't help but wonder if this is the exception or the rule. Since I'm not a mind reader, the best way to find out for sure is to ask, sooo, here goes nothing.  Which POV do you use when talking to yourself.  The answers I receive here could enhance my approach to internal dialogue in fiction.  Until next time, happy writing. 

Where Do We Find the Time To Write?

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It's hard to believe November is already here. Where the heck did the time go?  At the beginning of October I endeavored to write at least two hours a day, five days a week.  Instead, I was lucky to get in a few hours two days a week. Something always came up.  I'd be okay with this if it was an isolated incident, but it's not.
 I'm insecure that I'll never finish my book because I simply can't find the time to write, and I'm so close at 300 pages.  To make matters worse, my idea journal if filling up fast.  I have so many cool stories I'd like to begin, but my personality is such that I can't take on a new project until I finish the first.  How the heck am I supposed to  accomplish this if I can't find the time to write?  I considered tackling my WIP in the evenings when everyone is in bed, but by that time of night my brain is fried.  I couldn't formulate a sentence if my life depended on it.  What's an Aspiring Novelist to do?  Any …