As you can see by the little graphic in the corner, I have achieved the 50,000 word goal of NaNoWriMo in my first year out. I am still going and will continue to do so until November 30 or when I finish what I am writing. NaNoWriMo has taught me something, I enjoy writing. I enjoy the idea of writing fiction, fantastical stories of unknown people when I start and discovering new things about them as I go along. I started this project with no idea what I was going to be writing, but I started writing. I didn't end up with the great American novel, nor did I end up with anything good enough to be posted on a free blog that nobody reads. That wasn't the point for me this year. The point was to finish, to hit the 50,000 word goal, and that I did. I was able to do something I was never able to do before and that is focus on one thing and follow through with it. In essence, I wrote what equates to the first draft of a book.