Today's Road Trip Wednesday hosted by YA Highway asks:

Are you doing NaNoWriMo, or have you ever? Does having a deadline inspire you?

No, I've never done NaNoWriMo. I first heard about it when I just barely started writing the first draft of Daze. My then 16-year-old niece was doing it. When I found out she wrote an entire book in a month... well, it lit a fire under my rear that's for sure. By the next February, I had finished my first manuscript.

I've sort of had the itch to do it this year, but the timing's off. I want to finish my Sway revisions and I've got an R&R for Daze. I'd really like to go back to my WIP and just get it finished. The idea is still floating around in the back of my head, begging to be written some more. But I've made a plan and I'm going to stick to it.

Oh, and do deadlines inspire me? Sure. I set them for myself. Of course, they're never as crazy as writing a novel in a month. Right now, I'd like to have my Sway revisions done by November 1st.  I don't know if I'm going to make that deadline but I'm sure as heck gonna try.

What about you? Doing NaNo this year? Do you set yourself crazy deadlines?