But I just can’t do it. Or at least not this year.
Writing a new yarn with reckless abandon . . . not caring about spelling, punctuation, or other grammatical nuisances, and certainly not caring if the entire story threads together in a proper fashion on this first draft . . . is something I would love to do. But I have a problem. One of the rules is that your NaNo project should not be a current work in progress. It should be a new idea so that you can cut the chains which bind you to perfect story and just TYPE LIKE CRAZY.
That is why I can’t make myself do it. I am woefully behind on my WIP. Any writing time that I do have, I must be dedicating to Heaven’s Garden. And as for just letting go and typing and not spelling and not caring about mechanics and stuff makes me feel like I am running through a forest of Russian Olive trees . . . naked. Yeah. Go check out the article on that one if you don’t know what a Russian Olive tree is.
Anyway, if I can get over my OCD tendencies with my writing, I hope I can participate next year. I have got to get my Chronicles of Gan stories out of the way so that I have nothing else to do but let loose on a new story. I can dream, right?
Thanks to all of you who ARE doing NaNo however. You are my inspiration. I have been writing as much as possible, trying to keep up with some of you. Just a bit slower. And thanks for those “sprints” you are doing. I participated in one the other night and got about 750 words. Not too bad in an hour. But I could have done more if I hadn’t cared about the mechanics.
So, there you have it. My two reasons:
1. Working on a current WIP is against the rules.
2. I have OCD. I am certain of it. Darn that OCD.