Once upon a time there was a boy who started a novel. 23 years later he still hadn't finished it so when his friends said, "Try Nano, you'll love it," he did. 50,000 words in 30 days sounded like a lot, but he was used to writing about 2,000 and was confident that with a bit of stubborn discipline, he could make it. In 250 words he'll meet the mark for the contest, but not for himself -- the novel will be a stopping point but not at the end.
Then of course he'll have to do a rewrite.
But this will be a novel that was finished. Not like the other one from 23 years ago.
And the blog will resume.