On November first when I began writing a 50,000 word novel in thirty days, it seemed like an insurmountable task.
I religiously wrote each day. It took a couple of hours to write at least 2,000 words per day.
At the end, I verified the word count with NaNoWriMo and they sent this colorful certificate to commemorate the accomplishment of writing a first draft in thirty days. It actually took me twenty three days, but I was in a rush because of Thanksgiving and knew I would spend a lot of time in the kitchen for that.
I actually think this novel has some legs and I'm looking forward to polishing it up a bit.