NaNoWriMo 2014: completed.
Verdict: I lost.
There are many reasons this happened, of course, and lots of excuses I could give – many of them relevant and valid. but in the end it still comes down to one thing: I lost. The real reason for losing is simple.
I didn’t keep writing.
But I did reach half the goal and I did finish up with a strong beginning of a novel that might, one day, be worth reading – and that’s more than I had before NaNo started.
Read on for more about why I failed and, much more importantly, what I’ve learned.