Nanowrimo. Hurray! (And there was much rejoicing . . . and ice cream.)
This is the second year I've participated, and it was both easier and harder than last year.
For those of your not familiar with Nano, it's a challenge to write 50K words in the month of November. If you do, you win. And there are tens of thousands of winners each year.
Like I was saying, this year was easier in some ways. For one, I already knew I could do it.
The second time you do something, your confidence is higher and you doubt yourself less. Of course, it's not all happiness and roses. Doing a difficult thing a second time, is still difficult--you just know more about what you're getting yourself into.
Playing catch up was hard. I constantly felt the pressure to crank out words, and I think it made me a little grumpy. Thank goodness I have a supportive family.
It took until the 24th to finally get caught up and pull ahead.
The story isn't finished yet. I think there is at least another 30-40K more words to go, but I have a solid start thanks to Nanowrimo.