November 5th

November 5th 2100 words total 9,437

There is still no final result for the Presidential election though Joe Biden seems to be inching towards victory.
Bearsden Writers met this morning to hear about the General Article submissions for the Scottish Association of Writers competition. Three members have experience in entering, and they gave us much useful information. We adjourned for half-an-hour to write an article. I spent a lot of time editing the piece even after our feedback session was over.

The secret of completing the 50k words for Nanowrimo in thirty days is to type as fast as you can and not to edit. I’m now at 1955 and I’ve added some writing that I’d written before. And I’ve counted the submission article although it’s not finished.
In my family history, the earliest date I refer to is 17th Century when I remember the Guru who wrote the Sikh marriage service as my parents were married in November 1944. Then, I note that in the various census of the 19th Century, organised by the British Raj, the Sikhs had a lower ratio of male to female than Hindus or Muslims. My grandmother told me about an old woman, a neighbour of ours, who died screaming that the granddaughters she had killed at birth were at the end of her deathbed – sad times.


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