I've got a busy month ahead of me, with all kinds of articles to research and write, along with some potential changes in where my writing is going to regularly appear, and how much blogging I'm going to do each day (namely, it might increase). Even without that possibility, I can predict that my work schedule is going to be pretty full.
But that's no excuse for not writing a novel this November. That's right: I'm doing NaNoWriMo again this year.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to the NaNoWriMo event at LitQuake, and I got inspired to participate for the first time since 2005. That year didn't go so well, but I'm pretty optimistic about this one. Over the past couple of weeks, I've worked out a sketchy story -- with a beginning and an end -- and I've thought a lot about the tone I want to aim for, the kind of atmosphere I want to create.
Just now I heard about the invitation to blog about NaNoWriMo here on RedRoom, so I'll be doing that. Who knows, maybe I'll luck out. I'll be crossposting my entries with my personal site.
In the meantime, I've got some work to do in advance, to make time for these magic 1,763 words a day.