National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short (NaNo for shorter), is meant to put you under a lot of pressure. It is supposed to have you tracking words and hitting seemingly unachievable goals. It’s not burn-out stressful, but it is often healthily stressful and equally rewarding.
It is difficult, productive, and often, a pretty big deal. For many of us, November is when we pen the project we’ve been planning and what we carry on, revise, edit, and rewrite for months. If you’re doing that 50k, it matters a lot — and what you do leading up to it does too.