Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This Week's Topic is:
Are you doing NaNoWriMo, or have you ever? Does having a deadline inspire you?
I participated in NaNo for the first time last year. If I'm honest I was absolutely exhausted by the end. I had just started my new job and was balancing writing on top of getting into a routine. It was quite hard at times to stick to the deadline. This year I'm participating again and it should be easier. I'm used to my routines and early mornings now.
But the deadline really helped. It was motivating because I knew I didn't want to fail. I wanted to reach 50K and I was determined to do it. So while I'm tired at the end and a bit run down NaNo has been great in helping me learn to stick with the challenge and reach my target, not only achieving 50K but finishing a first draft.
So bring on NaNo 2012!
Any fellow NaNo-ers out there? :)