...and no, I'm not taunting you.
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it happens each November. The ultimate goal is for someone -- anyone -- to write an entire novel or 50,000 words, whichever comes first, in the month of November. I'll let the website speak for itself in terms of detailed information about the initiative, but essentially it's a self-structured opportunity for the person who has wanted to write a novel to do so, inspired and motivated by the knowledge that lots of others -- over 200,000 in 2010 -- are doing the same.
Right up until yesterday, I was going to do it this year -- I had an outline all figured out, with characters, setting, conflict, and such all eager to appear on my pages.
However, it occurred to me that if I did NaNoWriMo, I'd be undertaking a third novel project to be working on right now. Yesterday I learned that I might be re-immersing myself into Aeden's Wake for further revisions, in addition to continuing creation of draft #1 of my second novel, Old Habits, which sits at a lovely and plumb 30,000 words. The NaNoWriMo novel, which I envisioned as a YA inner-city tale of supernatural craziness, would just be too much to take on.
So, into the drawer it goes. Perhaps for next year's NaNoWriMo, or until I need a break from adult fiction for a little while.