I have taken part in NaNoWriMo for the last couple of years and have really enjoyed the challenge. Last year it was even more challenging than before since I had the release of my first novella Touch of a Ghost the day before NaNo started and had just had my short story Driving Me Crazy accepted for publication in January. So, as you can imagine it was rather a hectic time.
Sadly, although I have technically “won” each year by writing the requisite number of words, neither of the projects have ever been completed. The first, a young adult fantasy novel, is undergoing some major re-writes as the plot spiralled well out of control. The second, a fanfiction story and a sequel to one of my other stories, is also in a state of incompletion and likely to remain so for a while as I am constantly getting caught up with other commitments that mean fanfiction gets put on the back burner.
Now for this year I am of several minds of what I am going to do for NaNo. These are my options at the moment.
1. The dream world male/male thriller that is currently in very sketchy note form.
2. Doing a collection of short stories. I recall someone asking doing a bunch of short stories last year and it was said to be allowed.
3. Using a random prompt site and totally winging it.
I might even combine 2 and 3 and use random prompts for short stories.
Is anyone else participating this year?