NaNo is on.  We shall see how effective the October prep has been.  So far, after getting up at 3:30 this morning to begin, I have over 2000 words logged on my new born project.  I like it already and am smiling as the character studies and even first scene description are moving me along.  How did I write last year and finish?  I started November 1 last year without a clue.  I feel today like I already have the project done!

We’ll see.  I know the doldrums that occur when/if one gets behind during the month or when a block hits.  I’m crossing my fingers.
(added note — if anyone wants to be a writing buddy, my NaNo tag is steve.the.redbird.fan)