Peer pressure claims another victory.

After a long, long hiatus, I have made the masochistic decision to return to NaNoWriMo.

It’s honestly been at least ten years since I’ve last participated, maybe longer. And no, I’ve never “won”. My track record with long term writing projects is terrible at best. Why I thought a self-motivated “contest” to see if one can write 50,000 plus words in a month was a good idea for me, I can’t say. But here we are.

I figure it can’t hurt. If I fizzle out and fail to meet the insane word count, oh well, I’ll continue on with my slow plodding pace as if nothing happened. No harm, no foul.

But if, and this is a very big if, like as big as the Marina Trench is deep, IF I somehow manage to meet that 50k word count while working on my long-toiled-upon novel, I will actually be, dare I say it, close to completion.

With a draft, anyway.

Also no, I am not starting on a fresh new novel idea but I am restructuring an old idea. So there is a lot of pre-existing text to work with which, I know, is cheating. But, I don’t particularly care since I actually do need to re-write most of the old text anyway. So, completing daily word counts won’t be me just inputting counts on fully written chapters. That would be lame.

So yeah, that’s about it. I’m doing NaNoWrimo 2019. Nevermind that I’m a notoriously slow writer, that I’m constantly distracted by video games and YouTube, that I work a full-time job that often leaves me creatively and emotionally drained. Nevermind that I have an out-of-country trip coming up at the end of the month. I’m not going to think of these as deterrents or excuses but, rather, challenges.

I will… do my best. And, if your interested in being my buddy, diegogreen is my name. Let’s see what comes of this.


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