Because I need to put my money where my mouth is about being a writer. Because as 10dimensions pointed out, deadlines would help. Because I need to prove that I've done something worthwhile this year.
Because apparently I don't already have enough things in my life driving me stark raving mad.
But hey, if I could get one novel down in the month, then I could call myself a novelist, even if it was crap. And maybe I'd learn something in the meantime.
But I can't bring out The Novel (you know, the one I've been writing in my head for three years) for this one. For one thing, I've already started it, and that's against the NaNoWriMo rules. And while I could easily say "screw the rules!!" and continue on my merry way, I just think it would be a bad idea this time. I've been working on this novel how long, and I have all of five pages, and furthermore it seems that I can only work on it when I'm stark raving miserable. Not to mention most of the characters are based on people I detest, and I'm not sure if I really want to spend a month with them day in and day out, I already did that in real life.
I'm going to have to write it sometime. But I'm not sure if now's the time.
Instead, if I'm going to do NaNoWriMo, why not write something fun? Enough weird shit happens to me that I should have no problem turning it into a novel, if only I could think of some sort of idea...