Today was day 30 of Tourbillon. I’ve hit 114,200 words. Which is, functionally, my own personal NaNoWriMo, I suppose.
Though I’ve never been a part of it, I always thought NaNoWriMo was a great idea. If you’re not working to contract or deadline, it provides an excellent framework in lieu of that business pressure. Peer support, press coverage, tracking bells and whistles, retreats. I think it’s terrific.
Maybe some year I’ll be starting a novel draft around November 1, and will play for real. In the mean time, if you’re thinking about NaNo, go do it! (Feel free to hand me my ass in 30-day wordcount, too — I’m here to tell you it’s possible, even with a full-time job and a child.)