NaNoWriMo is not universally loved, even among those taking part. Certainly I’ve found that the big problem with it is one of guilt: that when I want to write something, that isn’t NaNoWriMo, I feel like I ought to be doing that instead. If I have a set number of urges to write this month, they ought to all be sunk into my big project.
This is a foolish idea, of course, but psychologically understandable. I don’t know whether breaking the spell by writing here is a good idea or not – whether indeed it might hole my NaNoWriMo below the WaTerLiNe – but I’m going to give it a try anyway. In the best of worlds, I will end up writing twice as much. Lucky you, hm?