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My writing journal for Wednesday, October 1, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here. A busy day ahead; a couple of meetings this morning, and I need to go to the library to do some research after that. I started the day by developing the mystery novel. I STILL haven’t settled on the sleuth.