November is National Novel Writing Month--NaNoWriMo to those in the know. This year, for the first time, I am participating.

Today, November 1st, I started a novel about squid racing.

I have decided that Squid-A-Day will go on break for a month, so I can concentrate all my squidly energies on the novel. I hope you can forgive me for leaving you, and rest assured I shall return to my wonted non-fiction ways on December 1st.

Maybe I will even write an essay about how fiction can be an excellent venue for informal science education.

Meanwhile, here is a silly sketch from '02 to keep everyone entertained whilst I am gone:

P.S. If you've always wanted to write a novel, today is the day to start!