I DID IT!!
That's right, I actually completed the NaNoWriMo challenge!
Barely. As in, by the skin of my teeth. But I made it! Would have posted about it when it happened, but I've been busy keeping that novel going as well as writing that Christmas short that popped into my head and wouldn't let go, as well as dealing with that darn thing we call real life. The most important thing is that I set a goal for myself and I didn't back down -- and I'm pretty darn proud of that.