Hello sirs and madams! I'm just going to apologize in advance if this seems rushed or if I say anything that makes no sense, because, well, I'm writing it in a rush.

I mentioned briefly at the beginning of my last post that I'll be using my NaNoWriMo novel this year as next month's romnov.

I just thought that, since there are less than ten days to go before November 1, I should clarify what exactly I'm talking about.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, a challenge where you and whichever of your friends you can convince to join you, sit down and write 50 000 words worth of a novel (each). I've been doing this since 2005 inclusive (the first year that I had my own computer), and I've been successful three times so far, and basically I've had tons of fun and written a lot more than I otherwise would've. In fact, NaNoWriMo has been my single biggest reminder over the past five years of how much I love writing.

If you want to know more, I really encourage you to go to the website and have a look around.

So anyway, like I said in that other post, this year's NaNovel will be a Harlequin romance. Every other year, I've written something with a definite sf cast. This is basically the only kind of fiction I can write, no matter how hard I try. But this year, I'm going to try harder. Whether or not you remember The Event, there is this comment to consider, and others like it elsewhere if you do just a tiny bit of prowling around. And so, I'm going to put my money where my mouth is, and I'm going to see whether this whole romance gig is as straightforward as I think it is.

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So, over this next week I'll be putting together my outline for the novel, and getting ready some posts for next month about the romnov process and how it may or may not differ from my previous novelling experiences. And hey, maybe later I can actually try to get it published!(?!?!)  Hopefully you'll all enjoy this as much as I, hopefully, will.

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