Stumbling over the Nanowrimo finish line, and what I learnt along the way

So November happened, and for the first time I decided to get on the crazy word train that is Nanowrimo, National Novel Writing Month. And I only went and bloody did it. I mean, I hit the 50k target for the month – I can’t really say it’s a novel, it still needing around 20/30k words to finish it off. But anyway – HUZZAH – release the party poppers, the champagne corks and the dogs with novelty party hats. But it was hard. Harder, even, than I’d expected. And as I hit the last week around 5k behind, I wasn’t…