Writer Smurf told me about National Novel Writing Month several years ago. The point of it is to write a book from start to finish in a month. No stops, no editing, just get a story out of your head and onto the medium of your choice in thirty days. Ideally, you also hit the word goal.
For my first attempt, I'm kind of cheating. I started to rewrite the first book I ever finished several years ago, and never got past page 10. Then my hard drive imploded and erased the ten pages. It's a decent story, but the writing style is awful. It reads like a textbook instead of a novel. I'm going to use NaNoWriMo as a way to focus what passes for my spare time and restart the rewrite. I don't expect to finish it, but it would be nice to create some momentum and a habit of writing at least half an hour a day. That's about twice as long as I spend on blog posts (excluding cooking), so I know I can find the time if I really want to.
What that means for The Yellow Apron is that I'm not going to have time to cook as many interesting dishes or write many posts. I don't know why they picked November for this project. It's a short month with a major holiday in it. August would have been a much better choice.
So, assuming my new hard drive makes it through the month, I'll have a lot more recipes in December. Posting just might be a bit scarce for a few weeks.