I had just about decided to not participate at all this year. I have been concentrating on writing poetry and just didn’t think I would have the time. I have started an outline and it just kept whispering to me so I have signed on.
I do not plan to make the push for 50,000 words this year. If it happens, fine, but I am going to concentrate on working a bit slower and trying to write well instead of just a lot. Nanowrimo will help me be accountable and my word count will go to the region I am affiliated with so I don’t see a downside. My word count will show on the meter on my blog page but it will not rule November for me this year.