If yes, why did you decide this was the year?
It's the first year that I've been able to put my artwork on the back burner. I've been meaning to push ahead with the writing and I finally made the decision to put the novel first. I'm also going to be extra busy in the new year with study so I needed to get the drafts written for book 1 and book 2 of my novel series to allow edit time throughout the winter and spring. That's my plan anyway.
If yes, what is your greatest fear?
I'm fearful of the colossal amount of writing involved with NaNo as I'm only used to writing a few days a week. Writing aside, my greatest fear is losing my mind—which is funny as I'm studying psychology--and most creative people are little crazy.
How much preparation do you plan to do before November 1st?
I've got the novel planned out with some details of chapters and scenes jotted down. I've also been working through other jobs--creative and non-creative, trying to complete as many as possible so I can give myself a clear run in November.
Got anything you'd like to tell us about this years project?
It's an idea that has developed from a post-apocalyptic short story I wrote last year. Lets just say, it's grown considerably since then and is shaping up to be between 3 and 5 parts--depending on what happens at the editing stage. I may put it out as a series eventually.
My NaNo profile
I've been writing with Café Three-Zero. Here is the link to the blog and books.
My art website/blog