Well, this version won't be quite as eloquent, funny or world-changing as the last (trust me, it was). Bare-bones version!
It is mid-October. You may have noticed. I just did. This means two things:
- Work (my other work, as a teacher) is busier this year than last. This has made scheduling things like Inbox difficult. My goal for Inbox is to update twice more before November, including subscriber bonus content. I will then take a hiatus for November (to be elaborated upon in point 2), before returning in December with a goal of Inbox updates every other week. If I have less-busy days, I may occasionally add an extra update, but I am hoping the every-other-week goal will give me enough time to complete updates without feeling guilty that they are late and thus causing me to try to avoid the matter entirely.
- Don't worry about Inbox! Originally, Inbox was scheduled to conclude in December, because Poison Tree was scheduled to be released in January. Poison Tree is now scheduled for Summer of 2012, so we have plenty of time. My inability to update regularly is not losing you anything in terms of content-- in fact, since I have more time to contemplate between updates and play with ideas (even if I don't have time to write and code, I still daydream and make notes), it is getting you more content than you might have had.
- Every day in November, this Blog will feature a post including a writing-related quote, tip, and prompt of the day. I have been told in the past that these posts are enjoyable even to people who do not participate in NaNo (your mileage may vary).
- Also every day in November, the Writing Forum will have a new "rant" post. Writers participating and non-participants wishing to show support are all welcome to jump into the thread and share your NaNo angst, your current wordcount, your woe as a NaNo Widow or Widower, suggestions, etc.