Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Talk Me Out of NaNoWriMo

I wasn't going to participate this year.
What's stopping me? I have an outline, character profiles, etc.                  
My schedule is just too crazy.                                                                     
So is everyone else's schedule. AND soccer season just ended.                  
I have no down time to do anything for myself as it is.                                  
I could definitely squeeze some time in every day for writing. It will mean sacrificing reading, getting up early, STAYING OFF THE INTERNET.
I can't decided how to start my novel - I've tried three times.
Try four and go with it. It's a first draft!
I can't write that fast.
I can't write any slower.
This isn't really my style of writing.
How's my current 'style' working for me? It's not.
What if I fail?
So what? I can try again.
I know I'll never reach 50,000 words in 30 days.
I will have more words written than I do now. And who knows? This might be THE year.
Am I doing this?
Okay, fine. Unless someone talks me out it.

As you can see, I can't think of a good reason NOT to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. Maybe you could come up with one for me and I'll refute it. So, I guess I'm in. Who else is participating? Are you excited or nervous?