You may have noticed from my widgety thing over on the left, that I 'won' NaNo. I hit the 50K mark yesterday afternoon, and then for the site verification, I just did the whole book - including the 1541 I wrote before November first.
Frankly, it was anti-climactic. In the past, I've dawdled and dragged my feet. I've had days and days where I was behind, always struggling to catch up, until finally in the last few days I typed like a madwoman to reach the goal. This year, I did have a few days off, but for the most part I was the tortoise. "Slow and steady wins the race."
Sure, it's good practice to get you where you're meeting a goal of writing every day. And it's a lot less stressful. But stress is what makes life interesting. Will I make it? Will I fail? OMGOMGOMG
I'd rather be the rabbit and get the excitement... but still win like the tortoise. :shrug:
Anyway, I figure this book still has anywhere from 30-50K left to write on it before it's a first draft, so tomorrow I'll be starting HoHoWriMo - with the goal of having this sucker all the way to THE END by the end of the year. Shouldn't be a problem. I just need to maintain my motivation.
What about you? Did you accomplish your goals for November? If not, will you still be trying to complete them this month instead?