The nights are drawing in, the leaves are off the trees and the clocks have gone back, it can only mean one thing. It Nablopomo time again.

For new readers, the forgetful, or the merely curious NaBloPoMo is a sibling challenge to Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) where instead of writing a novel during the month of November, bloggers post every day for the month of November.

At this point I’ve now taken part in the challenge often enough that it’s become a bit of an annual tradition. Last year I managed to write almost 10,000 words over 15 posts (12 here and another 3 on the food blog) so this year I’m aiming for 15,000 words during November. I made my, now traditional, list of writing ideas, and came up with 13 so far, which is rather hopeful! Given the nature of my work, it’s not going to be possible for me to post every day – I already know about a handful of days when I won’t get near a computer, let alone my own computer – but if I can manage to write enough posts that it averages out to one every other day, I’ll consider that a victory for the challenge.