I said I would never do it, because I have my doubts as to the quality produced when writing so quickly, but I think I’m going to do NaNoWriMo this year. I need a way to motivate myself to spend more time writing, and I’m hoping this will do it.
I’m just having trouble choosing a project to work on. Some won’t work simply because they will require extensive research that I have not yet done. Some will blow past the word requirement, though that’s not an issue – I’d be happy getting a huge start on finishing them. What I worry about, though, is that once I’ve written it, I won’t be able to rewrite enough to fix the issues. I have high hopes for some of these ideas, and I don’t want to waste them by not giving them the attention they deserve or get them to a point of having to scrap everything I have and start over.
Nonetheless, I’m doing it. I need to get into the habit of dedicating time to fleshing out these ideas, or they’ll never be anything but ideas. I found this list of tips on the blog Now Novel to help me get started.
I’d love to hear your strategies for keeping motivation and making sure you get something quality out of NaNoWriMo. What are your plans this year?