I am going to write an entire novel next month, all by myself #nanowrimo

Folks may remember that I was involved in trying to start an alternative to November's annual National Novel-Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in April, which I called PseudoNaNoWriMo. At one point we were up to four people who were going to "novel" together, each of us writing a novel in a month and supporting the others.

Well, my three friends have bailed, all for good reasons (a sick child, a change of focus to nonfiction, and work commitments — the latter of which are the reason I couldn't do NaNo back in November myself).

No hard feelings, but that's it. It's down to me. PseudoNaNoWriMo has become RonNoWriMo. Fortunately, I have the excellent No Plot, No Problem handbook by Chris Baty, NaNo founder, to guide me. I'm going to stick as close to the rules of the "real" NaNo as I can, although my novel will be somewhat unconventional. (It won't be exactly like the book I proposed at that link, but it will be broadly similar.)

I ask (beg, really) that you, my friends and readers, please support me as I try to write an entire novel next month, starting in about a week. When you see me blog or microblog about my triumphs and tribulations, please don't be afraid to say hi and give me a pat on the back, or tweak my ear if I've been lazy. I'll need all the help I can get. In case you're not a writer and are not sure of the scale of this thing, writing a novel in a month is hard.

Thank you. That is all.