How could I say no to this year when they finally decided to include monkeys on the participant badges???
This will be my fourth year participating in the competition, and surprisingly, I have three "wins" under my belt from '07, '08, and '09. (Disclaimer: In NaNoWriMo, "win" is defined as reaching the 50K mark and does not indicate the accomplishment of having composed anything remotely readable.) Of course, even though I'll be embarking on this crazy journey of fast paced novelling, I don't want anyone to fear that I'll be abandoning my blog. Granted, Her Book Self is the main reason I almost decided against another year of NaNo, but I found a way to keep this blog flowing while still devoting my writing energy to a crazy novel project.
Most of my posts are scheduled in advance anyway, so I'm pleased to give you a sneak preview of what to expect from this blog next month. To start with I have two advance reviews to share. These are books I read and reviewed this summer, but seeing as how both are books that will be released in November, I've held the reviews to post closer to the time when the books will hit the shelves of stores. I also have two great upcoming author interviews! If you've seen my author interview index, you'll have a multiple choice of which talented writers will be gracing me with their presence. And I'm taking part in a very exciting YA book release event called Fall Into Fantasy hosted by one of my favorite book blogs, The Bookish Type. I'll be reviewing Sophie Jordan's Firelight ...with a special swag giveaway! Stay tuned for all of that as well as my NaNoWriMo updates (my user name is elbakerone for anyone who wants to follow my daily progress).
Wishing Everyone a Happy Soon To Be November!