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Much to my chagrin, it seems no one wants to join me in the quest to write a novel in a month, except for sports writer Billy Mau and my boyfriend Ryan "Muffin" Huddle.

But as they say, the book must go on (or something like that). Today, Nov. 1, is the official kick-off day of NaNoWriMo (as those of us in the know call it) and I plan to celebrate it by putting on the coffee, opening a bottle of wine and attempting to write as I slowly become a wide-awake drunk.

It's a hefty task before me, to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, but luckily for me, the point of NaNoWriMo isn't quality but quantity.

There's still time to sign up, my friends. Just go to and create an account. Or you can just live vicariously through me on this journey as I fully intend to keep you updated on my progress (and by "progress" I mean the varied and creative ways I have come up with to procrastinate.

Wish me luck!