It’s that time of year again!  …Cooler temps (except for my part of New Mexico), Thanksgiving preparation, and NaNoWriMo.

In case you’re wondering, NaNoWriMo isn’t some exotic alien animal that Mork owns. It’s short for National Novel Writing Month.

Every November, thousands of seasoned and first-time novelists alike pledge to crank out the first draft of a novel, to the tune of 50,000 words in 30 days. Those who reach the goal “win.”

These frenzied days don’t always produce works of genius. Rather, it’s a celebration of creativity and daring to take on the challenge. And testing the limits of caffeine consumption on the human body.

I’ve tried this before but have yet to win. So why now?

Why not? My story is still burning inside (no, that’s not heartburn from mochas aplenty), and a writer has be able to go the distance.

So here’s to the challenge, and Godspeed to friends and family who are doing the same.