Here's the annual Introduce yourself thread. Please tell folks who you are and what you're writing about.
I'm Tim, aka NewMexicoKid, one of three co-Municipal Liaisons for Illinois::Naperville (my co-MLs are Dave (TRRDEDEAN) and Katherine (KatherineWriting)). I've participated in NaNoWriMo ever since 2003; and I've won each year since then. 2005 was our first year as a separate region; be sure to see our region history.
I typically have written in the Fantasy genre; one year I did a Science Fiction novel but it required much too much research.
My novel this year has as its premise a world where the laws of physics are very different from our own.
Please do read the Welcome thread. There is a lot of information there that will help you (e.g., the local events list. Come to our jabber chat room for virtual write-ins (you can NaNoMail me if you need a jabber account).