I forget if this is my third or fourth Official #Nanowrimo. I am starting my fourth novel this year, though, and all but one of my novels began life as a book in a month challenge.
I never finished a manuscript until I found Nano. Weirdly, I also never finished a manuscript until I had a baby. Mostly, the baby taught me how precious little time I really have, and Nano taught me how to use every scrap of time well.
So, thanks to my babies and thanks to Nanowrimo.org for making me into a novelist.
Couldn't have done it without y'all.