To NaNo or Not to NaNo?

We’re a fair way through October, and that means that NaNoWriMo is on the horizon. It’s something that I always want to do, but it’s not something that I always have time for. I am working this year, but something might happen that’ll mean I’m not in the mood for writing. But I’m trying to keep positive for now.

Last year I tried and once again failed. I’ve only managed to succeed once and only because I was just finishing something off. I’m kind of tired of just feeling like I can’t complete anything.

I’m not going to be officially doing it because, for the moment…I’m planning on working on a fic. I’ve only written a paragraph of it, and it’s a big AU that I have major inspiration for. I have some research I still need to do for it. Character relationships, art thieves…things like that.

It’s a Phantom Thief AU. Something along the lines of D.N Angel, Saint Tail and Phantom Thief Jeanne.

I might reread bits of those. I want a fun music composition thief and a romance with a detective. It’ll be a lot of fun, and I’m excited about it.

Fanfic isn’t something I want to register on the NaNo site. I know some other people do, but I’d rather stick to original stories officially. Part of me still wants to come up with something original. I don’t really have any ideas though. I could go back to an old story, work on it some more. I don’t even have ideas for those either. It kind of feels like a disappointment. Like, I should be doing something original. But I’m hoping this will help me get me back into writing. And back into writing something long at that.

Even with fanfics, I seem to struggle with finishing things. If I start a fic and I start posting it, I rarely finish it. That might be different if my fics were popular. I would be excited and wanting to make people happy, so I’d want to write it. When you aren’t getting any feedback…it kind of makes it difficult to actually want to finish what you’re doing.

So, hopefully, if I give myself a deadline…I’ll actually finish it. I can finish writing before I post it, and because this fic is long, it’ll hopefully but around 50K. If it is less, then that’s okay, as I’m not doing it officially. That’s why I’m doing this unofficially because if I don’t reach 50k, I can still consider a win if I manage what I want.

Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo? Or at least something similar.

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