All I can say is NaNo was a total blast this year.
And that fun isn't just about success. It's also a lot about sharing a process with you fellow writers--struggling, failing, digging deeper, carrying on, making it work, facing the beast--and being a part of something bigger than myself that made it so fun.
I still have another 50k or so words to write to complete this year's NaNo MS, but I'm already thinking about next year--and all the fun I'm going to have in the interim, making this story shine, seeing how far I can push it.
I think it's totally appropriate that Thanksgiving comes in November, the same month as NaNo, because I am again reminded how thankful and grateful I am to be a part of this community of writers. Life is short, and sometimes we need to stop, take a look around, and realize how good things really are. This is one of those days.
So thanks to each one of you! It's no exaggeration to say I couldn't have done it alone, so let's celebrate this perfect day. Truly. :D
How was your NaNo experience this year? For those not doing NaNo, are you making progress on your own work?