That’s right. I am not participating in National Novel Writing Month. I never have, and I do not intend to. My reasoning is quite simple: I don’t want to. But the reasons why I don’t want to are vast. I will settle for listing a few of them here.
First, I have a novel that is in need of my attention, and would like to continue devoting my attention to it. Related to this, I have a whole series of stories and ideas that occur in the same world, and I want to get each one done before I move on.
Second, I like to put my whole self into whatever project I am working on. That means writing a novel in a month would completely drain me, and I would have nothing left for my job or my friends.
Third, I am a perfectionist. The pace at which I would ave to write to complete a novel in a month would not allow for perfection.
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? What are your reasons for participating or not participating?
Take care, fellow travelers.