Last year was my first NaNo. I made my 50k on Nov 18, then didn’t get to write a thing until late January. My entire family had health issues – pregnant daughter in the hospital with horrible bronchitis, grandsons had miserable colds, hubby had pneumonia, I had bronchitis, stepdad had bypass surgery… my mom was the only one who didn’t get sick.
I finally finished last years NaNovel, and it’s currently on submission. Hopefully it’ll find a publisher soon.
I’m planning to participate again this year, providing I can finish my current WIP by then, and finish the outline for the next one by Nov 1st.