Well, it is November 1st and I have officially decided against doing NaNoWriMo this year. It pains me to say this, but I think it is the right decision for me, even though I would love that 50% off Scrivener software for “winning” this year. Ah well.
The biggest reason I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year is that I don’t have an idea for a novel. Not one idea I feel strongly enough about that I’m willing to put in the time to write it. In years past, perhaps I would have done NaNoWriMo anyhow, just to prove I can do it. I’ve been there and done that, though, and the next novel I write I want to be THE ONE. Or at least, THE ONE I finish.
So anyway, I think I’ll miss most the community and camaraderie of NaNoWriMo. I’ve met many cool writers all over the world because of NaNoWriMo. I think I’ll miss the sleeplessness the least 🙂