Not only did I win at my own extreme version of NaNoWriMo, I’m walking away with a complete novel draft and a bunch of interesting lessons about my writing process.
“Winning” and “losing” National Novel Writing Month isn’t about your wordcount. It’s about your attitude.
I’m glad I failed National Novel Writing Month in my first year. Call it justification or denial, but I know better. Where some winners will shamefully shove their 50K in a drawer, never to be seen again, I’ve got a functional novel that I’m taking all the way to the end, wherever that may be.