NaNoWriMo Ends

So November is over, and as with a number of facial-hair related shenanigans NaNoWriMo also draws to a close.

Was I successful? No.

I got nowhere close to the 50,000 word finishing line, but then I never really expected to. I didn't however, get quite as far as I had expected, so I'm a little torn. On one hand I've made more progress than I have in a very long time, but on the other hands, little things still get in the way, and I still allow some little things to get in the way that I am in full control of.

It's been interesting though, and while not something I'll repeat next year, it's given me some insight and highlighted some things I need to improve. The biggest deal is sitting down and writing, as highlighted in my previous blog post referencing Patrick Rhone. There are a few other parts of the experience that I will likely yet write a little about here.

You fail only if you stop writing.
— Ray Bradbury

As I'm not yet finished, the only option is to continue until I am, and so I'll be taking Mr. Bradbury's advice.


Writing: Step One