I read a pep talk from published author Brandon Sanderson for the NaNo community. It contained a link to his first book which I happened to click on, and then I started to read the sample on Amazon, thinking that I would like to know if his books would be worth reading after November. Well hours later I realized that I was half way through an excellent book and that perhaps it needed to be finished before I continued to write my NaNo novel, leaving me a little behind. So far I’m at 35k, while I should be at 40k. I have finally realized what my major red herring is while spending 1000 words talking about how my aliens read peoples thoughts in color, and overall have been having a great time with this story. Coming up for air now, I’ll start making weekly posts again after November.