I had a couple of empty writing days for NaNoWriMo. But I was writing around, trying to finish - not ready yet - other articles and academic contributions (I promise to share my writing experience sooner I will finish the very painful rewriting activity - as the deadline was already one week ago and at latest this Monday I have to send one of the them).
A couple of minutes ago, in-between various updates and rapid lectures of my updates and comments, I had a short exchange about NaNoWriMo and how worthy it is to be part or not to this marathon. I am not a fan of counting the words and my days off of this competition are my message of protest of this system asking quantity. But, on the other hand, my ambition to be part of the competition takes it all and I can't resist staying away or leaving before trying to do my best to finish the ride.
In conclusion, for keeping it short and returning to my virtual working desk: I decided to do my best to reach the 50k limit. I believe my story is worthy and I thought too much about everything for more than half a year to leave it. NaNoWriMo is my occasion to test my literary writing skills - in English - and to reach, maybe, an edition house or at least one person/reader interested in my tribulations. My next steps will be to start from the beginning, fill the gaps, edit what I think it is lacking and go straight to the final word.
Aux armes, citoyens!