Should I do NaNoWriMo?

Should I do NaNoWriMo?

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I've never done NaNoWriMo before.

I've never even considered it because, hello, Turtle Writer here. I rarely write 20,000 words in a month. 50,000? Ha!

But here's it is, October 28th and I'm kind of thinking about it. I have no idea why. Maybe because I haven't written much since Bound by Bloodsong was published? I've been focusing on getting my new website up and running, and that's a lot of tedious computer work. Click and wait. Redo because you made another mistake. Click and wait again. Test out automatons and sales pages and free book deliver. 

All the tech work is stressful! And I've kind of had an emotionally down month, so one part of me is saying, "Oooh, NaNoWriMo! Let's try something new!"

The other part is saying, "Hey, idiot. Don't sign up for something you're going to fail." Failing is quite honestly the most likely outcome. (I know. I definitely don't fall under the "optimist" category.)

I mean...this could be the year I actually try NaNoWriMo and have my first fail? That's significant and worth doing right? If I fail, maybe I'll fail at 20k and it'll be a good month.

Speaking of months, NOVEMBER!!! I know NOVember and NOVel and something in common, but could there be a worse month for this? December, you say? I don't know. It's a toss-up. But any one of the other 10 months would be sooo much better.

I still haven't made an official decision, but I'm going to go ahead and print out Sarra Cannon's Preptober Planner and follow her videos on Youtube. I'll let you know if I decide to try for it. So, um, if you don't hear from me, I that probably means I decided against it or already failed. lol

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