November is fast approaching and it is that time of year again to consider National Novel Writing Month - the international event where people attempt the mad dash of writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Last year I tried to write a book based on my journey as I travelled around New Zealand and failed. This year I have no plot and no inclination to sign up. I have loads of ideas for novels I want to write, but I want to give them time to write them properly, not in a whirlwind of purple prose that exists only to boost my word count. What I love about NaNoWriMo is the way it has helped loosen up my writing in previous years and taught me to have fun with writing again. Perhaps that is why I should participate again this year. However, I feel I should be writing for profit rather than purely for fun and I don't know if I should give the time to NaNo. Maybe that would make more sense if I was actually writing anything at the moment.