#2: Thirty days goes by fast.
#3: Lots of stuff happens in November. Good stuff. Like new baby nephews entering the world (#squeeeeeeee). And Thanksgiving. And the sacred art of Thanksgiving pie making. These are things that must not be missed.
#4: Starting NaNoWriMo strong is deceptive. (Me, November 3, 2015: 1,900 words a day? I got this! Me, November 30, 2015: 23,404 words to go by the end of the day? [expletive])
#5: The good news is that even though I didn’t hit that magical 50K word count, I do actually have a rough draft of Book 4. The story is being told from three perspectives–Aydan, Rein, and Brig. Aydan’s part of the story has an end (and thus, the series has an end–how huge is that?? Freaking huge!) and now I can add in Rein and Brig. So, even though I didn’t ‘win’ at NaNo this year, I’m super happy with what I’ve got.
All in all I’m counting it as a successful first NaNo attempt. I think I’ll celebrate with a hot bath and a good book–any suggestions? I’m in a reading slump…