This is it people: it’s the 1st of January 2010, and amid the snow and ice and bitter air, the year-long writing duel has officially commenced!

You know the deal by now: as you read this Chris and Rob are putting pen to paper and fingers to keyboards as they each attempt to write their novels before 2011 comes a-knockin’. Coming soon will be the first individual posts from the combatants, as they give a bit of explanation and background to the stories they’re creating. And the Scrapbook page will soon begin to see its first scraps of inspiration.

It promises to be an exciting event, so remember to sign up to the blog and Twitter feed. Then just sit back and watch the words roll in…

Oh, and Happy New Year!

Chris and Rob