Apparently morale trumped fear. Or rather fear of a tanking morale trumped performance fear.
Two hours before the midnight kickoff I still had not settled on the story. But then a fresh memory from earlier today when I entered the county courthouse to register to vote on the last possible day to do so here in Washington state, reminded me that this was a presidential election year and for the 2008 and 2012 election years my NaNo Novel was set in a mobile homes park named Hope Estates featuring residents whose lives were impacted by the 2008 economic bust with the election cycle running as a backdrop.
First Mobile Hopes then Occupy Hope and now Living Hope
Because the premise, setting and most of the characters are already established and the story's current events are dictated by our current events most of the prep work is already done. That makes hope of actually winning again this year less laughable than it was yesterday at this time.
So off to the flying finger races.