And so it begins...

I attended the Kick-Off meeting for the Kansas City Northland NaNoWriMo group last night. Had a good time, met an interesting group of people. I've tended to be something of a hermit of late, and it was really nice to get out and meet a group of total strangers. Looking forward to hooking up with them and some others over the next month, and hopefully I will stay in touch with some of them past the November contest. We had the meeting at a Starbucks in a Barnes & Noble bookstore at the relatively new Zona Rosa development. That not being my normal venue I shuffled off to O'Dowds, the Irish Pub down the block when the meeting was over for some hard cider and corned beef. In less than two hours the writing will begin. I have no idea how this will go for me, but I'm determined to give it my best. I've added the word count below the navbar and above the sword icon, so everyone keep watch and browbeat me when I'm falling behind. To complete the 50,000 words in one month means 1667 words per day.

I'm also planning on keeping instant messenger clients going a lot during this if people want to say hello. I'm syrscruff on yahoo, and warhound@tir-na-nog.net on MSN if anyone wants to give me a holler while I'm writing.