It's IWSG day. Thanks, Alex. NaNoWriMo has always been something I wanted to try...but only in the distant future. For the past few years, when November arrives on the horizon, there'd be a reason why I would decide to refrain from participating (e.g. work, morning sickness-they ought to call it 24/7 sickness, mommy duties, revision on my other WIP, etc...) So every year, I'd tell myself, I can't do NaNoWriMo this year, but maybe next year.
I gave birth to another child in May. My schedule isn't going to magically free up anytime soon.
This year, I decided to give NaNo a try. I've been staying up late planning my novel since the end of September. So I am pretty optimistic about where I'm headed but there are times when this negative voice in the back of my head whispers to me, There is no way you could write a novel in a month, not even a really crappy one.
NaNoWriMo participants, have you ever felt that way? How are your novels coming along?
For those who have never tried NaNoWriMo before, what has held you back from doing this?