So, it’s late October. The 30th, to be exact. We are experiencing the first snow of  the season here in Trondheim and… I joined NaNoWriMo.

What am I doing? I don’t have time for something like that! I have all these lab reports to correct, exams to prepare for, sciency stuff to, well, science. Besides, I don’t even have a fully fledged project to start writing on! Yup, I’ve been lax on the writing side of things lately, and there are no shortcoming of excuses.

The thing is, everyone is busy. Emil has been talking about NaNoWriMo for weeks, firing himself up but feeling somewhat lonely as no one he knows has agreed to do the challenge with him. I too, blew him off because I just didn’t see where I would find the time.

Well, as you can see. I’ve had a sudden change of mind. I still have pretty much no outline to speak of, and the project is haphazard at best, but I decided I’d give it a go. If it falls apart it falls apart. Brush yourself off and try again later, right? Besides, this story excites me in a way that My Friend Lucy excited me back when I first started working on that. That has to be a good sign, right?

So this time we’re going ways off into the future. I make no promises, but there will be environmental consequences, the odd bit of chemistry, two crazy old ladies and an adventurous young teenager. Plus, possibly, goats. Or maybe ducks. What’s not to love?

So there is the ultra-short update. Life has been keeping me busy and I just keep piling it on. I suspect one month from now the story will be quite different!

Are you joining too? Here’s where to find me.


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