Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Hebrews 12:1 (context)
The time has come once more to bring your wandering attention to the issues that really matter: National Novel Writing Month.
Perhaps you have, in the last 11 months, forgotten my valiant but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to write 1,000 50-word sotries. Perhaps you have not known me long enough to have read snippets of my 2004 novel, Io’s Child. This year I will once more throw down the gauntlet, grip my keyboard firmly, and charge into the chaos that is NaNoWriMo.
The novel this year will be a romance novel satire, my attempt to incorporate all the stereotypical things that happen in romance novels into one vast conglomeration. Colleen, my sister and (more importantly) partner in crime this year, is serving in an advisory capacity. She and I have plotted up an already deliciously complex, lame, strange, implausible, and otherwise stereotypical romance-novel storyline that will grip you from the moment you start reading… or send you screaming into the night. Either way, the novel will appear here in 2,000-word increments each day starting November 1, and the rest of my blogging activity will likely plummet to almost zero. You will be able to watch my word count increment at my NaNoWriMo page.