Since we had no Castle or Hawaii Five-O last night because of the presidential debate, I had time to mull over whether I might participate in NaNoWriMo this year.
For anyone who doesn't know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month where you write a novel (or 50,000 words) in the month of November. There's a place for you to track your progress and get encouragement and almost all of my author friends participate each November.
But I've never done it.
For one thing, I have limited and irregular computer time so that makes it hard for me. And, you know, those kids demand my time since I'm their mother and all.
But a tiny part of me is thinking that I might be able to do it this year. The baby is two now and the older kids do help quite a bit. I am a good meal-planner so no one would go hungry and my older kids are also great cooks if I get in a bind. Not to mention my husband is also a great support with whatever I need.
But I'm still scared. What if it's too much? What if I only think I can organize my life and time enough to do it? What if halfway through I know I just can't do it without my other responsibilities suffering?
I even have an idea for a book which is why I thought I might do it in the first place.
As a compromise, I was thinking that maybe I wouldn't officially sign up, but just do something here on the blog for accountability. Sort of like my own personal NaNoWriMo, but more like the JumpStartWriMo we did last summer on the blog.
What do you think? Do you do NaNoWriMo? Would you be up for doing something on the blog for those of us who just aren't sure we can really jump all in to do it in an official capacity?