Needless to say I did not reach my 50,000 word requirement to win...awww shucks! However I did begin to see my writing self emerge. That's got to be worth something...atleast the price of admission.
I will be ready next year. All the tips, tools and resources were abundant. I was a bit overwhelmed. Like getting my first job on a crusie liner and it turns out to be the Titanic. Yeah, I was completely outdone. But I am cool with it. I would have never known what I had in me as a writer if I didn't take it on.
I am coming for your ass next year NaNoWriMo 2009!