I can’t figure out how to get this little guy into my sidebar since I can’t link to it—why do you make simple things difficult, WordPress?—but here is my official winner’s badge from NaNoWriMo. I clocked in at 50,323, thank you very much. And into the vault it goes. No, I will not share it; it’s really bad, sort of like getting trapped in a long, boring conversation at a party. But now I know I can do it, even with a busy work, freelance, and, despite my complaints, social life. I will muse on ideas throughout the upcoming year and maybe take another stab at it next year if I come up with a concept that actually interests me.