Okay, I admit it. I gave serious thought to doing Nano this year. The idea of being able to produce 50,000 words this month was majorly appealing, particularly since I'm trying to wrap up my current WIP within the next few weeks. I could have used the momentum of Nano to get that done and get a decent chunk of the next project started as well. But then I remembered one important factoid.
My internal editor. Never. Shuts. Up.
Seriously, I've tried to muffle it, ignore it, even slap it in a pair of cement shoes and drown it in Lake Michigan. Nada. But you know what? I'm okay with it. I've learned that sometimes having the IE on all the time isn't necessarily a bad thing. Usually it means way fewer revisions for me, and less crater-sized plot holes that I can't dig my way out of later. Usually it doesn't disrupt my creative flow to the point I can't write, so I really can't complain too much. Bottom line, my IE and I have a wary truce. It tries not to block me and I try not to call it the souless spawn of Lucifer.
So this year, yet again, I'll cheer from the sidelines for my fellow friends and writers who are Nanoing away. Good luck to you all!