Wow, this is easily the worst year I've ever had--besides the first year when I gave up after 10,000 words. I'm currently 8,000 words behind. My NaNo starts are telling me I need to write nearly 3,000 words a day to finish on time. *sigh*. What happened to me this year?
I don't know if it's trying to accomplish this with a toddler AND a baby that is erasing my time and energy, but this year has been a huge challenge. I have 5 days left though and I'm not giving up yet.
NaNoWriMo is about the perseverance. It's about being able to say: "I accomplished something I didn't think I could". It's about writing every day, about getting into a habit and sticking to it. Most of all, it's about finishing something.
So many aspiring authors write and write, dream and dream, but never finish anything. And that's the one thing standing between them and publication. For that reason I love NaNoWriMo because it teaches us to finish what we start, and just get that story out and on paper.
So, bring on those final 5 days. I'm going to crush them. Maybe. Well, I will make 50,000 words anyway.