The NaNoWriMo site is taking forever to let me log in, so I'll probably do a periodic word count here.
So far I'm at a paltry 857 words.
I've already abandoned the Dirk Beefhead novel. Too much of a one-trick pony. Writing hard-boiled crime fiction might be fun, but it takes time for me to come up with similes and metaphors that fit the style and actually sound humorous.
I've started a different one that I think will be a children's book. Not youngish kids, but around twelve. That's not YA, is it?