I've never done NaNoWriMo before (for the uninitiated, National Novel Writing Month -- www.nanowrimo.org). I don't feel like I'm particularly prolific and writing 50K words in a month completely overwhelms me.
On the other hand, writing something every day has power. There's an energy and a momentum you gather by working on a piece every day. And the feeling of accomplishment--and having something to revise--must be priceless.
So a few of my friends committed to doing a "lite" version of NaNo. Pick your daily word count. Make is something you can achieve. Mine is 500.
It's daunting to see the word counts that some people are racking up. Thousands and thousands of words. But we all have different schedules, different responsibilities, different writing styles.
So far, since Thursday, I've written about 2000 words. And feeling very proud of my word count.
Anyone want to join me in NaNoLite? I'm even using a hashtag on twitter. #NaNoLite.