I won NaNoWriMo. I didn’t write 50 thousand words, but as far as I’m concerned, I won.
I wrote 42 thousand words, and finished the first half of my novel. While working a grueling schedule that frequently saw me pulling 50-60 hours at work each week. Plus finding time to spend with my wife. And I still managed to crank out 42 thousand words. That’s a win in my book.