Thursday, October 8, 2009

No NaNoWriMo (for me)

I have come to the decision that I am not going to do National Novel Writing Month this year. It is kind of a sad decision because I've completed a (terrible, awful) novel every November for the past five years. November is coming! It feels like it's time to ready those typing fingers! And I know I'll be sad when everyone else's word counts start coming in and I don't have one.

It's just that I feel like I'm already so busy that I can't get everything done that I want to do. I debated with myself over whether it's better to attempt and fail or not attempt at all. And I think it will stress me out, so I'm going to skip this year.

Maybe next year I'll be back with some great ideas* and more time-management strategies. ;)

To all who are doing NaNo, best of luck! I will be rooting for you on the sidelines.

ETA (Oct. 9): Hah. My resolve lasted all of one day. Yes, I did come up with an awesome idea and yes I signed up for NaNoWriMo again this year. Sigh. I can sleep in December, right?

*And I did have an idea for this year. I reserve the right to change my mind and sign up at the last minute if an outline pops into my head. But I probably won't.