I’m researching and writing like a madwoman for National Novel Writing Month. Truthfully, all I need to do is begin and finish, in that order. 50,000 words in 30 days, roughly 1,800 words per day. There will be many round of revisions after November 30th; most of writing is rewriting. I don’t need any part of it to be perfect this first time around. I’m free to play, experiment, and explore. I have to remember that if I can breathe, then the story will breathe, too.