No No, NaNoWriMo

I originally planned for this post to be released last night on Halloween, but minions and a sugar-induced coma (mine, not the minions) blew that right out the window.   So today is November 1st, 2013 and marks the beginning of the annual “thirty days of literary abandonment”  known as NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month for those who are not familiar with this cruel punishment.  You have 30 days to write a 50,000 word novel of original origin, meaning not the half-baked story you tossed aside months ago or the almost completed novel that you have been slaving over.  It has to be a new story, never told before by you, the writer.

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