I write quite regularly. Even with my job I try to hit a minimum wordcount each and every day and I like to think that I do quite well at it.
Despite writing x amount of words a day, I write without deadlines. This means that I
can tend to spend an endless amount of time working on my novel ideas and stories because I do not have a set date for when they need to be “finished.” NaNoWriMo is a great way to give yourself a set date. On November 30th, one should have a “completed” novel (or at least a significant chunk of one).
I’ve been playing around with an idea for an historical fiction novel for some time and even though I’ve invested a year into my fantasy novel, I think I’m going to take a break and try my hand at NaNoWriMo this year, giving my second novel idea a chance.
In preparation, I’ve been doing quite a bit of research and so I’m going to use these last two weeks or so to try to outline this one in advance (I typically write, outline once I have a feel for the story, and then continue writing).
If you feel inclined to join me on my NaNoWriMo adventure, you can find me here.