I really like the whole concept of NaNoWriMo but it doesn't always work for me without adjusting it. For one thing, I'm often in the middle of something else, which might not be a novel, and which I may not feel like setting aside for a whole month at the time. Also, things seem to come up whenever I block out that huge chunk of time. That's aside from a couple of family birthdays and Thanksgiving, all of which I host and which may involve weekend guests. Finally, I'm one who tends to give up when I think I'm too far behind on the winning curve. But I like the big whoop of it all and like to participate, even if I "only" get 40,000 words done and it's part flash fiction, part nonfiction book and who knows what else. So, being a NaNo rebel works just great for me. (For those who don't know, "NaNo rebel" is someone who participates in NaNoWriMo but in a way that works better for them than the standard- 50,000 words of a first draft of a novel). So, I don't officially sign up but it's still fun to have people to participate with. If anyone else wants to play, feel free to jump in. State how you'll be doing it and report in here daily at least, then post your final results. And now it's time to vacuum the "writing room" that I only use for NaNo (aka former junk room that I hauled everything out of- including the desk, dammit, but in my defense it was butt-ugly), hunt down my adorable NaNo teapot, and dig out the notebooks with fragments of ideas in them. Anyone else? Come on, you know you wanna!