With only just over six weeks until National Novel Writing Month begins, I’m starting to see forum topics about it. I’m already doing my One Million Words challenge, and I’m already writing every single day. I’ve even had a day over NaNo’s daily average requirement of 1,667 words last week. So am I going to sign up this year? Am I going to write 50,000 words in 30 days?
The short answer is “I don’t know”. And I don’t need to make a decision just yet. But it is something to consider, and the time to start planning for it is now. Even if I continue my current approach of discovery writing rather than working to an outline, planning is still needed. Planning my strategy, working on worldbuilding and characters even if the plot remains To Be Determined, and ramping up my daily output towards that magic number, 1,667, so that when November starts I’ve already got the discipline in place.