It’s nearly NaNoWriMo time again

National Novel Writing Month starts on Saturday. Either my spam filter’s been over active or their mailing system’s changed (the former is more likely), because I haven’t received any information about it this year. However, I was struck by an idea last night that I think might have the legs to be my project for this year.

I’ve been reading Stasiland a chapter or two at a time most nights. I’ve also been wondering how to tell a tale about adapting to climate change, global financial meltdown, etc. to create a utopian novel. The two collided last night and I think I’ll be doing a pseudo travelogue of someone discovering self reliant communities and emerging technologies.