Two hours, 58 minutes, and change as of when I started writing this to the kick off of National Novel Writing Month*. With any luck I will be asleep and blissfully unaware when that happens. After that I don't really know what will happen. I've never really participated before, I tried once, but so much came up that I basically never got around to it.
What seems obvious is that if I'm doing that I probably won't be doing much of this. Just as I started to get a lot of traffic (well a lot for me at any rate) the blog will likely slow down quite a bit. On the other hand maybe I'll end up writing even more stuff for here. There are few things that make me more productive in random areas than something else I should be doing.
It's also possible that I wouldn't have enough to sustain traffic even if I didn't have a novel sized distraction, I'm pretty sure (or at least as sure as I can be given that blogger's stat counting broke down just as my traffic took off) that most of the traffic was going to my post on depression. That's based on a decade of ruminations on a single impossible to avoid topic, I can't produce something like that on a regular basis.
Anyway, I'm not sure what happens next.
If you want to know what I'll be doing, I'll be doing this.
Elsewhere on the internet:
A thread about NaNoWriMo at Ana Mardoll's Ramblings
Will Wildman's latest thread about his journey in the general direction og NaNoWriMo
Laiima's post about things that have inspired her NaNoWriMo project
And if I write that acronym many more times I'm going to give into the urge to just start typing random letters having concluded it's far too silly. So, off to NaNoWakLjfBhdaMo.**
It is now two hours and one minute away.
* For any who don't know, the goal is to write a novel in a month. A novel being defined quite loosely. If you write 50,000 words you're considered a winner. More or less.
** The j is pronounced as in Fjord. Just so you know.