Last year, after November I swore that I had enough, that I would never ever again participate in NaNoWriMo. Then I knew very well why I did decide that. Now, I only remember that it did not go well at all. That there was no way I could reach the 50,000 words.
And now? Now I have signed up again, and I’m already very busy with developing my (somewhat vague) outline. And watching ‘how to’ YouTube videos about writing/NaNo. Do I think that now, another year older, can make it to 50K? Not really. (Secretly, in the back of my head, I still have a little hope 🙂 )
Why? Why do I want to do something that is useless, and costs a lot of time and energy? Because I am crawling out of a procrastination hole. I was writing less and less, You could say nothing at all (except in my journals).
I know from experience that NaNoWriMo is good to make me write almost every day, 30 days in a row. Thus stopping the downward spiral. But it is important that I don’t get so obsessive to get to the 50,000, that I will need weeks of recuperating afterwards.
Even more important is the big goal to keep the habit of writing almost every day after NaNo.
Any ideas, anyone?