This week on the podcast, I shared some pages from the one and only time I participated in NaNoWriMo. I've mentioned NaNoWriMo every year, and that's because, in large part, I don't participate. This year is no different for the same reason as every other year I've held back: I already have a project I'm working on.
What about you, though, good listeners and readers? Should YOU try NaNoWriMo this year? Well, maybe, but it depends on a few things. Let's ask a few discerning questions and find out:
1. Have you ever wanted to write a novel but never made the time (notice I don't say "have" the time, because writers MAKE time, everyone else makes EXCUSES)?
2. Are you currently looking for a project?
3. Will you EDIT it before sending it to publishers or agents?
4. Do you enjoy crippling self-doubt and a constant fear of failure?
If you answered yes to all of those, then NaNoWriMo could be right for you. But if you answered no to ANY of those questions, well, maybe November holds other options for you.