If I don't post regularly for a few weeks, it's because November is National Novel Writing Month.
NaNoWriMo, this began as a challenge between friends to write a novel in a month. The idea spread and was put online as a means of keeping everyone in touch. Now, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world take part every year.
I have taken part several times, but only succeeded last year, with the rewrite of my science fiction novel Flight of the Kestrel: Intruders. However, I have several partly-written novel drafts to work on. I am preparing to take part again this year, with another science fiction novel called Rayt.
The challenge is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. You are allowed to plan, outline, research, build characters etc., in advance, but you don't write one word of the novel until 1st November.
Then it's an average of 1,666 words a day, every day. So I'm going to be really busy.