So, against my better angels, I’m doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I say against my better angels because I think there’s a lot about the way NaNo is structured that is exhausting and bad practices (no editing, 50k in one month, the idea of winning or losing/failing at writing).
I’m doing it my own way, which is to say I’m continuing to work on my current work in progress–a tale of love and espionage set at a video game company–rather than start something new. I’m going to go back and add in details or remove scenes as I see fit instead of not touching anything/no backtracking as in the “rules.”
I tell myself that it doesn’t matter how many words I get done, but if I’m being honest when I missed a day of writing yesterday due to family commitments I got stressed about it.
If you’re doing NaNo, add me–Delilah Night
For the month of December, I’ll probably only post 1-2 times a week so I can dedicate as much of my writing bandwidth to my novel as possible.