I'm not taking part in NaNoWriMo but only because I can never remeber to start. Also, I don't know how to make one of those cool word-o-meters to show every blog reader how far I've gotten. Since the start of the semester, I've written 50,000 words on a project that will probably wind up at twice that length. About 15,000 of those words have been in November and I suspect another 5,000 will help me finish out the month and inch toward completion.
The book is a sword and sorcerer type. Strange as I've never read one of those. I have, of course, seen the movie. Which movie, you ask? Lord of the Rings, of course. Not exactly sword and sorcerer, you say. Well. Aren't you full of yourself?
In any event, it is set around the time of the Crusades. The first ones, not the others which were unifomly crappy. Note about the First Crusades - cannibalism at the Siege of Ma'arra. Look it up.
Apparenly the Christians literally started chomping on the Muslims. No salt. No pepper. Nothing. And it wasn't just one deranged guy. It was a group derangement.
Anyway, I figured that had to be novelized for purile entertainment...
Should be done in a couple of months.