I enjoy NaNoWriMo time more than other months out of the year, probably because I work best under a deadline. If i’m left to my own devices, I mull, procrastinate, and start other writing projects before I’ve completed the current one. While “creative” procrastination has always been my nemesis, even during NaNoWriMo, I always manage to defeat it and get a book written.
How about you? Do you need the nudge of an impending deadline to complete a book or other project, or can you complete a project without one? If you don’t have a deadline looming, how long on average does it take you to write a book? I’d be curious to know how you push yourself to complete your writing projects.