I thought about this last night. I want to enter the “William Faulkner ~ William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition,” for which entries are due on April 1. I would enter category three, “Novel-In-Progress,” which requires a submission of the first 50 pages plus a synopsis.
To do so means I can neither NaNoWriMo nor write-without-editing during the month of March, because these pages will need to be perfect. So I’ll have to plan to do one or both of those exercises in April.
My task then, before this evening, is to decide how I will proceed for the rest of this month. Shall I try to “right brain” my way to roughly page 50, and then go back and edit? Or shall I set a page goal of moving forward by one perfect page each day until I have the 50 page entry complete? I have a short synopsis complete already, but I think I’d like to have a more detailed one finished by the end of this month as well, even if I decide not to use it as part of the contest entry.