NaNoWriMo is Finished!

National Novel Writing Month, the reason I've been absent for the entire month of November, is finished.  And just like the last time I participated in this grueling experience, I'm both a winner and a loser.  Officially, I'm a winner in that I completed a 50,000-word novel in 30 days.  I'm a loser because I didn't finish my story, just like in 2007.  In fact, I stopped mid-sentence this year.  I entered my text into the word validation tool on the site and as soon as it told me that I have written 50,008 words, I sank into my seat in relief and closed the word file.  Maybe I'll finish it someday.  Probably not.

Anyway, now that it's done, I can get back to the business of blogging.  And thanks to those awful rat bastards at the American Anthropological Association, I have plenty to blog about.  Details to follow, good people.



I'm just making a post to let the two of you that read this blog know that I probably won't be posting much during November because I'm taking part in National Novel Writing Month.  For those of you that don't know, the goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days.  The purpose is to get that elusive initial draft down.  The end result isn't supposed to be publishable or even readable.  Mine certainly won't be.

For those of you with the intestinal fortitude to take part, this is my author profile.  Add me as a writing buddy.