Not so long ago I mentioned yWriter2 on my list of essential tools for a writer. When I went to update it today, I was shocked to discover that Hal Spacejock is on version 220.127.116.11, and bless his heart, it is still a free download (donations optional).
Today a new/used copy of Roget's Super Thesaurus arrived - a bit dented but still a good deal for only $1.
At lunchtime, our son announced he is doing Nano this year.
Paperback Writer is handing out encouragement and answering questions for writers gearing up for Nano over on blog, and she gave some very good and welcome advice in answer to my question.
Altogether, the indicators are pointing to a super Nano season.