For all of you out there starting your November off with a book in your head, ready to write, I salute you!

I’ve never participated before, but I signed up at the last minute.

What changed my mind? Last night at my Desert Rose Romance Writers of America meeting, I learned that we have a NaNoWriMo team, and we compete with another local group, and every word written by our team counts, whether we reach our individual goals or not.

Do I have a 50,000-word novel in my immediate future? No, but that doesn’t mean I can’t play. I won’t “win,” but I’ll have fun and who knows what I’ll have in my hot little writer hands when it’s all over.

Happy writing, friends!