Younger Daughter and I -- as well as my dear friend Patty -- are counting down the hours until the start of our annual noveling madness known as NaNoWriMo.
National Novel Writing Month is a month of crazy fun madness wherein participants write a 50,000 novel in thirty days. Younger Daughter and I have done this on and off for the last few years and it's...well, crazy, fun, and mad.
My girlfriend Patty is also participating, and she and I have been banging plot ideas back and forth for the last couple weeks in anticipation of Friday's launch date.
The resulting novels are frequently raw and much in need of improvement, but every writer needs to flex his or her writing muscles on a regular basis and NaNoWriMo offers an atmosphere of friendly competition and the ever-necessary deadline to make sure the seat of the pants gets put in the seat of the chair to get the writing done.
So... who else is participating?