Lisa and I are doing NaNoWriMo this year. We aren’t eligible to win, of course, since we are writing the same novel together, but we figured we’d treat this as an opportunity to get our novel, or at least 50,000 words of it, written down.
Neither of us has ever written anything this long (or in such a short amount of time), but so far it’s going pretty well. It helps that we did a lot of planning for it.
Keep up the good work, fellow NaNoWriMo authors! It doesn’t matter how “bad” that first draft is, just that it’s written.