In a sudden fit of enthusiasm (or possibly madness), I have just signed up to kick off this year’s NaNoWriMo by starting at midnight on the 1st with some like-minded souls in a hotel conference room in Brum. Presumably the idea is that we can all keep each other awake.

The last time I pulled an all-nighter was for the last 24-hour coding marathon I did as a student, fuelled on that occasion by youth, caffeine, and pizza, the latter delivered to Durham Uni engineering department at 2am. I can’t do the youth or the pizza next weekend, so caffeine it will have to be.

To quote someone or other … “The level of blood in my caffeine is getting dangerously high. I need more coffee.”