For once in the ten plus years I have actually finished NaNoWriMo. I managed to get 50K with 12 days left. All before vacation, I’m proud of myself.
The story isn’t finished, but now I don’t have to crack down on word count. I can write as normal and do my research as normal. Now I won’t feel guilty making notes for the next story or thinking about how it’s going to affect the next story.