Every year I hope/plan to attempt to mount the NaNo challenge and every year I'm reminded that November is quite possibly one of the worst months to try and crank out 50,000 words (the only worse one would probably be December). I still managed the feat last year but this year I had other things on my proverbial plate. Like say, impending childbirth.
Enter: February. That gloriously dull month known by its snow days, cold weather, and relentless reminder in the form of an alliterative rodent that spring is still many moons away. The month is practically begging us to curl up with our laptops for an extra hour or two a day and crank out some words.
Now, I realize February is also a bit shorter than November so daily word count goals have to be a little higher to hit that 50K mark but still, at least this year, February is where it's at for me. And so this month I will attempt to mount the challenge: fifty thousand words or roughly one shitty first draft. Since I spent almost all of last year revising-mode, it feels good to be cranking out words again even if it is slightly terrifying and I find myself constantly wondering if I even remember *how* to write a novel.
Despite the nagging self-doubt, my count is already over 2,000 and as a bonus, I've got a pretty solid outline (Hello my name is Lindsey and I am NOT a pantser) to boot!