A few weeks ago I received a tweet that (for reasons that still befuddle me) I thought meant I was in the middle of a conversation with someone I honestly couldn't remember ever virtually meeting. Naturally, I didn't want to look stupid so I pretended that I knew exactly who this random person was and continued the conversation with as much gusto as I could manage. Then I realised that I'd actually NEVER met this person - virtually or online. In fact, we were NEVER even in the middle of a conversation!

It turns out, Todd Brison just happens to be one of those really likeable, ridiculously sociable people that you end up hitting it off with instantly. He sends you a message as though you're old friends and you end up treating him like one!

Despite my confusion, I soon realised that I'm glad that's what had happened because I ended up watching a handful of the videos Todd has uploaded recently, cheering on those who are doing NaNoWriMo this month. I even surpassed my own NaNo expectations because of them. There wasn't any doubt in my mind that I wanted to share some of his cheerleading with you all but I thought the best way to do it was to simply get him to do it himself!

So, without further ado, here is Todd Brison with a video made especially for Caffeine Addled Ramblings and all the NaNoWriMo participants that we love so much!

Todd Brison is an author who helps creative people find their untapped potential. His book, The Creative's Curse, unpacks the pains of being creative at every phase - Discovery, Discipline, and Destiny. He loves his redhead, Chacos, his dog Francis and sweet potatoes. You can get a free preview of the book right here and chase him down on Twitter @toddbrison or on the web at toddbrison.com.