Well as you can see from the widget on the left side of my blog my attempt to write 50000 words during NaNoWriMo failed. I ended the month with 24385 words. So what happened? I was on pace until I had to work a few overnight shifts at work. This threw off my groove and that was immediately followed by family coming in for thanksgiving. By the time the family left, I have four days to write 25000+ words. I was exhausted and had to go back to work immediately the next day so I was forced to throw in the towel.
In spite of falling short of my goal, I feel very good about what I achieved in NaNoWriMo. I wrote 24000 words in roughly 15 days. I learned that I enjoy writing YA and that I find writing first person easier than writing third person. I learned that when I write I do not have to reinvent the wheel or write the great American novel, I just have to write a story.
I had a wonderful NaNoWriMo experience and I can't wait to do it again next year. Although I may do it in October instead of November.
As for what happened to my NaNoWriMo project. I sent the first 25k to my CP and I am going to try to get to 50k by the end of the year. I will keep you posted.