This post is something of an obligatory one.

If you’ve known me any longer than a few weeks, you’ll already know that I’m participating. I always participate.

For the uninitiated, National Novel Writing Month, known colloquially the world over as NaNoWriMo or just Nano, is an annual writing event. The challenge is to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days, in the cold dark month of November.

This will be my sixteenth attempt at NaNoWriMo. I started participating in 2005 at the ripe old age of thirteen. I won that year, finishing a story at around…