I have a story in my head, and since we're relatively close to November, I figured I'd give NaNoWriMo a try this year to get it written. What are your experiences with NaNoWriMo, and how can I overcome my obsessive self-editing and various sources of distraction to be successful?
I wrote quite a bit in college (byproduct of an English major), but since graduating three years ago, my creative output has been zilch. I'm terrible about getting distracted, not just by the internet, though primarily so, backspacing, editing too much as I write (which I realize is a problem in the realm of the nanowrimo challenge). I'm very self-critical, and have a hard time letting a sentence, or even word choice go if I think it's wrong. I also share home office space with my husband, who is an internet gamer, which means that I can't just turn off the modem to rid myself of internet distractions. I have a traditional hours full-time job, so time will be somewhat limited as well.
What are your experiences with nanowrimo, and how can I overcome my writing faults to meet my goal?
(I did see this
question, but it doesn't cover all of my potential stumbling blocks, and I'd like to hear about experiences too, not just hacks. Plus, I figure maybe more people have done nanowrimo since October of last year).