I won NaNoWriMo!
It feels good to come in first place. Especially when you get to share that honor with a few hundred thousand other people. Nothing like a massive tie to build ego and camaraderie.
All “winning” means is that I completed a 50K word novel in the month of November. But it doesn’t mean I’m through. Now it’s back to word one and the first of several edits. Then I hand it off to a few beta readers who don’t know me well enough to protect my feelings, and we find out if it’s something worth pursuing any further.
If nothing else, I’ve partaken in a very cool tradition of literary abandon; and it’s something I believe I’d enjoy doing again.