I am strongly considering participating in NANOWRIMO again.
Last year was rough and I ended up with something I firmly believe was unpublishable. It drove me crazy. I was frustrated for the entire month of November. It made me deeply and profoundly angry on a day-to-day basis.
But, on the positive side, I did end up with 50,000 words to show for it. It was, and still is, the longest thing I have ever written. One of my weaknesses as a writer is my inability to carry a story for longer than a few thousand words. I don’t like to add more detail than what I feel is necessary which is not necessarily what other people might feel is necessary.
In order to grow as a writer, I have to be able to push myself beyond my comfort zones and force myself to go beyond what I might normally be able to do and I feel that NANOWRIMO is a great way to do that, even if it drives me up the wall to do that.
I think I’ll throw my hat into the ring for the second year in the row and hopefully I’ll be able to hit it out of the park this year too.