Dear Tim,

Good article, because it’s true. I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo four times prior to this year, won three of them. This year, although I’ve started, several factors, some major, some minor, have forced me off the rails. I feel both relieved & guilty. I knew I had to stop. Yet this was the first year I had an actual GOOD idea. It’s worrying me, like a loose tooth. A blessing & a curse.

Anyway, I just wanted to say that you have summed it up really well. Thank you.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.