Well, I think the title says it best of all.
My competitive streak seems to have taken the best of me. I believe I mentioned it somewhere towards the end of last November, but I’m highly competitive in the few things which I know I excel. Writing and writing reasonable quality quickly is among those few. And when I started the overachiever thread on the NaNo forums, it was inevitable, eventually, that someone would start bandying the million around again.
Do I know if I can do it this year?
Not sure in the least. I wore myself out last November trying to reach it, and I was unemployed and commitmentless last year. Now I have a full-time job, which may well require overtime that I can’t actually shirk just because I want to.
On the other hand, I live less than a five-minute-walk from work, and so that frees up almost the entire rest of the day for writing.
Why have I lost my mind so thoroughly this month?
No fking idea.
The major obstacle I see, thus far, except for the very obvious fact that I have forty hours fewer a week to write, is that I haven’t actually started any real planning for *any* of my NaNos. And the last time I checked, NaNo starts a week from tomorrow.
Seems like I’ve got my work cut out for me.