After talking to some friends, and pondering the question myself, I’ve decided to downgrade my NaNo Wordcount Target from 60,000 to the ‘official’ 50K of NaNoWriMo. I’ve determined that 50,000 words in a month is more than enough for me.
The story I’m telling won’t be finished at 50K and wouldn’t be finished at 60K, and honestly I’ve tried to tell a story that is, for now at least, beyond my abilities as a writer. Or at least beyond my abilities to write quickly. So I’m taking it to 50K, earning my little ‘Winner’ icon and then I’m going to stash it somewhere. Maybe I’ll come back to it in a few years and have the skill to rewrite it, but if I do, I’m fairly confident it’d be a 100%, start-from-scratch rewrite. Which makes pushing on to 60K seem even more pointless.
I’m looking forward to taking a few days off, then getting started on some other, smaller, projects.