- I hadn't given my story idea any thought prior to November. So there was no character sketching. No pre-plotting. Nothing. It's pretty daunting to come up with an idea and write it to completion in 30 days.
- I had the misconception that 50,000 words was a full length novel. It isn't.
- I didn't have enough time.
- I was too tired.
- I thought I wanted to do it, but it turns out I really didn't.
- I thought my brain was incapable of churning out creativity in such mass quantities.
But then I got caught up in all the NaNo pre-hype.
And all my writer friends were doing it.
And I already have an entire novel pre-plotted, characters all dreamt up, and worlds ready to be built. And I felt this itch to do NaNo. I didn't want to be left out of all the writing fun.
So I signed up for NaNo today and plan to join the drafting frenzy. My NaNo name is: AnitaSk8. If you're doing it, add me as your buddy, and we can cheer each other on.
Do I expect to complete an entire YA Fantasy novel this month?
Heck no, considering your average YA Fantasy can be almost 80,000 words.
Do I expect to write 50,000 words?
Do I plan to have fun and enjoy the camaraderie of writers striving to put words on a page?