November Ideas, Part III (Or, a Realization)

A week ago, I was deliberating over what I ought to do for November and NaNoWriMo. Then the harsh realization hit me.

When I was making my original writing plans for 2012, I never planned on doing NaNoWriMo in the first place.

So… that ought to liberate me from the obligation I feel to write another 50k first draft this year. I should feel especially liberated since I’ve done Camp NaNo for June and I’ve nearly finished Camp for August. I guess I thought it would be neat to do all three challenges. And I still think it would be neat… but I guess it’s not a necessity, even though some  part of my ritualistic brain believes that it is.

Hmm… at this point, I really am leaning away from doing NaNo this year, since apparently, I never planned on doing it in the first place. But who knows? I could come up with an awesome idea between now and then… after all, that’s what dragged me into doing NaNo the first year I did it. Got an awesome idea on October 25, found out about NaNo a day later, and never looked back. 🙂

2 thoughts on “November Ideas, Part III (Or, a Realization)

  1. I’ve actually been going through a similar back-and-forth about NaNo this year as well. I’d like to do it, but I think I’ll just be too busy between academic work and the job search.

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