Yes, I too took the "novel" in 30 days challenge. Too bad an actual novel is like 150,000 words (300 pages, 500 words a page) but it's still a completed goal, which is quite important for any writer. I'd gotten behind big time and have been tirelessly typing away for the past three days. I wouldn't have made it if not for this glorious 4 day weekend. It's not much of a book, in fact all but a few pages are rubbish and I don't even want to call it a first draft. A deadline is one thing, but I would have liked a better idea of where my story was going before I started. But it was fun... in that pull your hair out sort of way. Haha. I had a friend doing it with me, and I did enjoy that. You might try it next year. Or hell, just do it the old fashioned way.
My goal: 25,000 words
My final word count: 26,938 words
Happy holiday wishes and creative thoughts to you all,