I'm busy writing a paraNano novel. I didn't register at the NaNoWriMo site, but I am playing along at home. Two fellow writers are doing something similar and we check in with one another twice a week or so. We call it PoLeRo, based on our names, and it's good to have someone else to answer to. It's been going well. Some days I totally wing it while others I have some clue, cobbled together from the night before, as to what I need to write about. Occasionally I pay attention to these notes. I'm having a blast. I am lousy at dialogue and thought it would be a great exercise. I force myself to have conversations. I'm building characters with it. I have two characters that have no idea when to shut up. One rambles a bit. The other tends to prattle on. I've several different sentient species to play with so I give them interesting appendages and coverings. Not everyone breathes air. I needed to get my imagination fired up to make sure it still works. So far it's earning its keep. As of last evening I had 34,145 words. This excitement goes to the end of the month. It is likely that the blog will take a bit of a hit while I busy myself with the destruction of the ancient world due to a math error. I smile for no reason. I'm having fun. ParaNaNo PoLeRo has created a monster. ** My husband took this pic of me. We were trout fishing in a reclaimed gravel pit along the first range of hills out west of town. I'm smiling. I'm having fun. That's about how I look this month.