Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where the contributors over at YA Highway post a weekly writing- or reading-related question. Then readers answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This week's topic: Are you doing NaNoWriMo, or have you ever? Does having a deadline inspire you?
Guys, I'm struggling so hard with this. I want to do NaNoWriMo. Having deadlines and word count goals really motivates me. Being able to track my progress, have cheerleaders, feel like a badass, I love it. I haven't done NaNo, but I think it would be really awesome.
Here's the thing: I don't think I can do it.
My next WIP is set in the Civil War era. I've been doing a lot of research, but I just don't think I'll be through with it by the end of the month. Here's the other problem: I think I'm going to be writing this novel between two different timelines. I have no idea how to outline that, but I won't be ready for it until I finish my research.
I'm trying. I want to be there. I'd love to have my research knocked out and my outline complete. But if I can't make it, I promise to cheer all of you on. And I promise not to feel like a failure for not being able to participate.
Will you be participating in NaNo? How will you be going into it--completed outline, research? What's your plan?