See, that’s the problem with me. I can’t just sit down and say, “I’m going to write a book about a boy who turns into a tree and scares crows.” I have to wander through a dozen different stories, often dragging the same characters along with me, before I figure out what I’m trying to write. It’s a super-fun process (except for the part where I draft bits and pieces of a dozen novels before I settle on the one I’m actually going to finish), but it turns out that I’m nowhere near the right stage to make it work with NaNo.
But that’s the thing about doing this writing thing seriously: every day is NaNo. I will still write every single day. And by the time I finish whatever book I end up writing, it’ll be the product of months spent sitting in front of my computer and many cups of coffee.
So for those of you still working your way toward 50k words, I say: good luck!