As you might have deduced from the dearth of updates, NaNoWriMo didn’t go so well for me. Perhaps I’ll try again next year. In any event, it was a nice break from the blog, and I’m now ready to resume regular posting.
What I learned from NaNoWriMo: Fiction is a little intimidating to write. A non-satirical story is supposed to reflect the way that people behave; therefore, a novel is ultimately a window into the author’s beliefs about the world. There are few surer ways to appear crazy than to tell a crazy story with a straight face, so novel-writing gives one a surprising amount of pause.