When it was all over, I collapsed in a heap. Not really, but there were a lot of chores left undone during the month on November. It's taken me this long to get through the backlog. And I've discovered a huge hole in my pre-Christmas planning. I used to get organised in November and hit the shops long before the school graduations. This year, not so much. However, I'm getting back on track now.
Things I learned during 2013 NaNoWriMo:
1. Its a lot easier to hit the target if you stay on track early in the month. A lot easier. Going to write that on every page in November in my diary so I don't forget for next year.
2. 1667 words/day is really not that hard to write if you sit in the chair and write.
3. Nut grass has the ability to completely take over a garden bed and grow taller than your dogs if there is a lot of rain in November.
4. I need a much better grasp of the effect of a planet's atmosphere on gravity, respiration and life in general if I want to write futuristic. Right now, this story has what I call "magic fairy dust" which allows my humans to stay tethered to the planet, and breathing. Must fix that in the next draft.
5. Writing, even when its not going perfectly, makes me happy. Writing 50000K in a month makes me think anything is possible. Especially when I ignore housework.
Hope your December, and your Christmas preparation, is going well...... I'm off to brave the shops.