National Novel Writing Month is ending in just three days, and while I’m currently on track for 50k words, I can’t help but wonder why on earth they picked November for this? Holidays are starting, school is in full swing for the students. It’s just a busy month!

The fact that I’ve made it through another year astonishes me, though my story is in far rougher shape that last year’s project. I think if I were to give a printout to someone I would get it back with red ink everywhere and This Makes No Damned Sense scrawled across every page. But that’s what first drafts are for, right?

Anyway, this is just a fast check in to say I’m still alive. I’ve also don’t basically no reading this entire month… which is super lame. If I do a shelf status it’ll just be to say “whoops I was writing a horrible sci-fi novel instead.” So, um, watch for that riveting piece of introspective reporting.