For that matter, am I ready? I was inspired by my good friend Philip to participate last year, having read about how much he enjoyed it. I’ve never been much of a writer (of course, if you visit here regularly you already know that), but I figured I’d give it a shot. So last November, I started writing out the details (as much as I could remember) of this dream I had that I thought might one day make a great novel, possibly even a movie. I wrote exactly what I could recall of the dream…with maybe an embellishment or two to up my word count a little…hoping that I could ‘fill in the blanks’, i.e. the details of the middle part of the dream; I knew the start and the outcome, but connecting the two would not happen that month. As of this post, it STILL hasn’t happened, no matter what I do to try to recall the details that elude me. I did manage to break 10,000 words, though you’d never know it to look at my NaNoWriMo counter; it seems some idiot %#*@~^$ has reset it. {scowls}

So, what about this year? I think I may participate, but how? Revisiting the dream would be pointless, and I have no other story to tell. I’ve considered the electronic form of ‘free writing’, where I simply type whatever pops into my head, literally a stream of consciousness. Sure, I might get to 50,000 words that way, but would I be able to do anything with it afterwards?

I guess I’ll give it a try again this year, if for no other reason than to make a better showing than last year’s count; maybe even get close to the numbers posted by Philip’s sis, who beat Philip and I both pretty good.