I am taking the plunge: I just signed up on the NaNoWriMo website.
Writing the NaNo way is the opposite to what I do. Usually I write a few pages, or even a few paragraphs, and then I edit. Producing an average of 1700 words a day isn't something I typically do. In the past, when I have been productive and written a lot in a day, the next day has always been devoted to editing. To come up with the word count day after day for a whole month doesn't sound doable, which is why in the past, when I had tried to participate in NaNo, I had always done so unofficially. That way I wouldn't beat myself up.
And so that's why I will participate as an official NaNo writer this year.
I have not been terribly productive in my writing for a while now, and doing something out of character may just be the thing to shove me forward again. And as for beating myself up. Who am I kidding? Official or not, if I don't finish, I would do that anyway. So again, I will try to opposite route: I will not beat myself whether I finish or not. Quite a concept, don't you think?
So come what may, I will jump off the cliff and start swimming tomorrow.
See you on the other side, or maybe when I come up for breath!