The End Of NaNoWriMo 2015

Have any of you ever participated in NaNoWriMo? God, it's madness. It absolutely is. It's nerve-wrecking, you're pulling long hours and sometimes all-nighters. Or maybe that's just me, because I write a lot better when it's dark and life is.. less demanding. But despite everything I love it. Trying to get the better of yourself, trying to get past your doubts and fears and writing a *@/# novel!

Let's say this NaNo was both a success and a failure. A success because I reached 50k fairly easy. Just like the previous editions I could call myself a winner after merely two weeks. But instead of keeping up the good work and working towards the end of my draft, I kind of quit after reaching the 50 000 word count. I guess life happened. School was a lot busier than I'd anticipated and I made the terrible mistake of catching up on the tv shows I'd missed. Which led to watching even more and even starting Jessica Jones (which I promised myself I wouldn't during november). Ah, well.

It's not just that though. I had to finish the first draft of last year's project and apparently it took me 50k words to finish it. So I didn't even start the second part of the story. When I hit the winning goal, I had yet to start the story I'd intended on writing this year. And starting it involved lots of planning and plotting and creating new characters and I guess it felt as if maybe it was better to save it for a new edition. I'm definitely going to write it, it just wasn't this november. A shame, but there will be other opportunities. I won and I finished the first part, so I'm still a little proud. ;D

Did anyone else join?
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