If you’re not aware of National Novel Writing Month, you probably don’t care about writing. It’s kind of a big deal. Just in case you’re only here for the games, though, NaNoWriMo (in its defense, this name was cemented years before Soho-style name truncations like this were horribly played out) is a thing where would-be authors all get together and try to write a 50,000 word short novel in the space of a month. The specific month in question is November. This is troublesome for me, because Novembers have always been the worst month for me. I think it may be seasonal affective disorder. It’s not so bad that I’m completely unable to muscle through it, but it’s bad enough that muscling through takes way more time and effort to make things than normal, which means my total creative output falls off drastically. This has made NaNoWriMo very hard, and I’ve never successfully completed it despite multiple attempts and frequently being able to produce similar wordcounts in other months of the year.
I’m taking a crack at finally overcoming that hurdle, which means November’s updates are going to be paltry, 1-3 sentence updates on the current status of the story. It’s basically going to be a Facebook feed from back when Facebook was just kind of banal and vapid rather than completely awful. I may occasionally post excerpts from what I’ve written that day if they’re any good.