Today is the first of November. And it's also the first day of NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. I'd heard about it, maybe two years ago, but wasn't ready to try anything. So I didn't submit any part of my Great Medieval Science Fiction Masterpiece With Neandertals, the Invaders trilogy(that's my working title). However, as I worked on the Invaders trilogy, certain characters grew and grew and grew. These characters were not originally going to be much of a part of my original work, but Mat Kruvennachild, known on Earth as Mat Fartraveled, ended up being a much bigger character. He needed a book to himself. So now I'm starting to write a prequel, whose central character is Mat. He most definitely has his own story, and it's an interesting one, too, traveling from the Refuge Planet where he was born(though his parents died in a freak blizzard, collecting woolly mammoth underfur), to medieval Earth, whose "modern" humans are always seeming to need help of one kind or another. I plan many adventures for him, and an ending that leads into the Invaders trilogy, though I don't exactly know how that's going to happen. But happen it will. All I have to do, during the month of November, is write a total of 50,000 words. I've written 1836 so far, this first day! I hope I'll end up with more than that, though. And on the first of December, I'll set it aside for a while, go back to working, hopefully finishing the second draft of the first book, then getting into the second draft of the second book, and finishing the first draft of the third. After that, I'll probably just pick it up again. I'm excited. But it will mean that most likely, I won't have too much time for blogging this month, though I will check in to let everybody know how I'm doing, from time to time. And if anything important about Neandertals, or wolves, or libraries, or anything else that tickles my writing fancy comes up, you will be informed.