Did you think I died? The truth is, very nearly. I’ve actually been participating in NaNoWriMo, where you give over your life to literary abandon and write 50,000 words worth of a novel in one month. Guess where I’m at? 47,000 words, at 12:35 pm on November 30. After the last 3,000 words, I promise I will resume regular posting over here. The whole NaNo experience has been really fun, rewarding, and at times difficult. I wrote about something rather close to home, and sometimes it was a bit painful to relive. But! I am rather proud of myself for having completed such a large piece of work, and I’m looking forward to the editing (that is, after I finish the first draft…during this month the unhappy conclusion dawned on me that 50,000 isn’t quite a full novel. Rather, it’s more like half of one. So more writing remains in my future. Though I feel like I have a good idea of where the plot is going, and I’ve done a bit of outlined paragraphs that I can go back and fill in later.) Anyway! I think I’m going to get some lunch and empty my head with some television. Then it’s back at it so I can finish on time!