What I feared about publicly proclaiming my attempt at writing a smelly blob of novel 50,000 words deep has come to fruition. People expect me to finish.
I received an email today from nanowrimo.org that included in it some tips for finishing the monumental task. One of the tips:
Tell everyone you know that you're writing a novel in November. This will pay big dividends in Week Two, when the only thing keeping you from quitting is the fear of looking pathetic in front of all the people who've had to hear about your novel for the past month. Seriously. Email them now about your awesome new book. The looming specter of personal humiliation is a very reliable muse.
I won’t go as far as emailing you all, but do know it isn’t my plan to drop out and face personal humiliation, rather I will write on, and then face the personal humiliation if I ever let any one of you read what I write.