This time last year I had no inkling of what to write for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and it wasn't until 2 pm on 31 October that the idea came at me in a rush after prompting from a couple of friends who said they would like to see more of a particular character I had written about. And although Nano 2009 was a joy in comparison to the year before, I was behind with my word count until day 20. Right back in the early days of the writing I'd come down with the cold and for three days not a word hit the page and afterwards it was a daily struggle to keep going. However, the friendly (but completely bonkers) rivalry/support of a group of Nanoers on the Open University network kept my spirits up and by day 24 the 50k target had been reached. What a buzz that was! I'd beaten 2008's finish date by four days.
This year I have no inkling of what to write for NaNoWriMo.
My current W-I-P was put on hold last year whilst I took part in the slightly insane rush to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I don't relish the thought of putting it on hold again. So The Decision has been made. I intend to Nano the rest of the current novel. I'm not entirely convinced that this is such a good idea but it's the one I'm going with for the moment.