Last week I posted about NaNoWriMo as I am thinking about taking part this year. I listed my concerns and the reasons I wanted to take part and had some really reassuring comments back. You can see the original post and comments here - http://lovestoreadwantstowrite.blogspot.com/2011/08/nanowrimo-dare-i-try-it.html
I have given it a lot of thought and I am 99.9% sure I am going to take part. There, I have said it. Ok, I haven't said I am 100% sure, I have left a little room to back out but I don't think I will. I found it helpful that others said they shared the same concerns and also that they might be give it a try this year.
I guess I had been seeing NaNo as something that would be separate from ROW 80 which seems crazy now and I am sure having a specific NaNo related ROW 80 goal for November as newtowritinggirl suggested in her comment would work well. I am still freaked about the daily required word count (thanks to newtowritinggirl for pointing out it is 1,666 words a day rather than 1,612...how did I get that wrong?!) but I figure I have some time to build up my writing 'stamina' before November.
I have also been considering how to fit in planning my NaNo story as I will need something to go from on the 1st of November but I figure there is room to add this into my ROW 80 goals and work on it between rounds 3 and 4. My biggest fear is not finishing and taking a confidence knock but as newtowritinggirl pointed out, any day that I manage 1,666 words is 1,666 words more than I may have written otherwise. See her recent post about NaNo here http://newtowritinggirl.wordpress.com/ I also have the added motivation to keep going on my current WIP so I get as much written down as possible before November.
Ok, I am going to say it, I am 100% going to do NaNoWriMo this year. Please say you will join me? Kat? Jamila? Lauren? newtowritinggirl? Anyone? Don't leave me out here on a limb!
I wrote this post yesterday in preparation to post today. Overnight I kept thinking about it, swinging between not posting and hiding fom the whole NaNo thing and posting and just giving it a go. I have decided to post this and give it a go. At best I will complete it, at worst I will do some writing on a new project. I might as well give it a go.