To some of you, this may be old news.

I’m going to be participating in National Novel Writing Month. Basically, it’s a mad dash towards the completion of a 175-page novel, starting on November first, and ending on November thirtieth. For those interested in word count, according to, that’s 50,000 words. Which means that more than likely, I’m not going to be available for a good portion of November.

For more info and to join up, check out the site.


Well, why not? I’ve got a title, a concept, a rough outline, a few friends joining in the madness, a copy of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, a coffeehouse across the street with outlets and no internet access, access to a laptop, and most importantly–a deadline.

I also figure that if I actually do complete this, I’ll purchase myself a Palm Tungsten as a gift to myself. If I don’t make it, at least I tried. I’ll keep everyone up to date here with wordcount and occasionally some excerpts.