The secret is revealed to me. I’ve been sluggish in all forms of writing for ages. It wasn’t especially hard to keep myself from starting on my NaNovel early, but once or twice I did think “I should write that down before – no, wait, can’t use anything written before November 1.” And now it’s November and I find myself excited to return home and get back to writing. I am excited to get to writing.
Forcing myself to not do something that I’ve been having trouble making myself do has created some kind of bizarre motivational short-circuit. I don’t know why it works like this, but it does. I have hacked the system.
(Novel word count: 2329.)