NaNoWriMo-the preparation begins

It has been months since I have written anything, my most recent being a poem about the men who were involved in the D-Day landings. So when an email from the lovely people from (inter) National Novel Writing Month skipped its way into my inbox this week, encouraging past nano-ers to prepare for another year’s madness- I mean month of glorious writing greatness!- that I thought, why not? I did it a couple of years ago, and loved every second of it.
I wasn’t able to do it last year due to holidaying and bridesmaiding in Australia with my best friends (one of whom emigrated there three years ago).
Through twitter and facebook, I was kept up to date with the latest from the write-ins, online word sprints and other nano-2013-related shenanigans, and I was disappointed that I didn’t have the time to do it all!
So this year, I have cleared my diary, made sure that I do not have any special birthdays/anniversaries/chores to be available for throughout November, and made a conscious decision to go whole-heartedly into 30 full days of WRITING!!!!