Instead of trying to write a 50,000-word novel for National Novel Writing Month, I think I'll keep my goals more realistic and focused. I'm going to finish my book proposal and write four more chapters (short essays) before the end of the month. Now I better go get to work.
And for all of you actually participating in NaNoWriMo, I don't know how you keep your wrists from totally cramping up. I used to have a lot of wrist problems back when I was a CNET scribe, writing two and three news stories a day. Now that I'm more of a leisurely-write-when-I-can kind of girl, I don't have that problem as much. (I also don't have the fame I used to have either ;-)