Nanowrimo is no exception. Feelings run hot and high in the writing community, for and against.
I started my first attempt, and "won" in 2012. As I charged blindly into to a place I'd never thought I would go this blog post landed on the internet. NaNoWriMo; The Good, The Bad, and The Really, Really Ugly
An entertaining and thoughtful piece on both sides of the coin. It's worth talking the time over.
I don't want to put anyone off, just a better idea of what lies ahead. Knowledge is power. Better to be realistic than see illusions dashed and dreams broken.
Would it have made a difference to me, if i'd seen it? I don't know, really.
The desire to know if "can I do this?, could be rearranged into "I can do this!" Probably would have spurred me on.