To NaNoWriMo or not to NaNoWriMo?
That is my question … what do you think?
I’m 25K words into my first novel! (As of this evening and following a long and crazy break.)
I am so excited to get back into it. Trying to set myself some goals.
600 words a day seems reasonable but 1667? Life would be so unbalanced and I’m already over-committed as a general state of being. Not sure I could manage 1667 every single day without alienating my other half or losing my job or losing sleep or sanity or something!
Not that folks aren’t supportive – they are, very – but there are limits.
Then there is the question of the 25K word start on a first draft. Those words wouldn’t count. Most of what I’ve read about NaNoWriMo suggests starting a fresh piece of work. Something new.
But I don’t wanna.
I want to get this story done first.
So what I’m thinking is I keep my own graph. I don’t try to ‘win’ NaNoWriMo this year. I keep my own goals instead. Maybe I can try NaNoWriMo ‘for real’ later on in life. Book number 2?
What do you think? Do you NaNoWriMo?