Well, NaNoWriMo began today, and believe it or not, this is my first time to give it a shot. Three books published, and I've never done NaNo. I was beginning to feel like I wasn't entirely sold out to this "writer" thing, so I took the plunge this year.
Believe it or not, it was not hard for me to get up at 5 am to start writing. Who knew that creative time would be powerful enough to defeat my love affair with blankets and warm coziness? Well, at least for one day. As the battle continues to rage throughout November, we shall see how well I continue to do.
The other benefit I found today to getting up early, writing, and then driving to work, was that I got to use my 50 minute commute to hash out the next scene I want to write. Since I don't outline (as much as I WANT to be an outliner, I still haven't developed that skill) that time will be extremely valuable, I am certain. Especially since I was stuck on my characters' exact plan when I had to call it quits this morning. I now know how they are going to deal with this mess they're in. Now to find a minute to write it.
So how about you? Are you trying to crank out 50K words this month? If you're not, what do you think of those of us crazies who are?