I’d say that this closes the book on another NaNoWriMo, but that would be untrue in several ways.
First of all, the story is far from finished. I’ll undoubtedly pick it up again some day and write the rest of the tale.
Second, although I did not “win” by reaching the goal of 50,000 words, that’s slightly more than 750 words a day that might not otherwise have been written.
Third, it was a useful exercise in helping me build the world in which “Childtime” came to be.
So, although my tenth year of participating was a disappointing one, it was far from a wasted one.
Until next year . . .