Heading into the Thanksgiving festivities, Killer Of Dragons is at 25,018 words. At this point I have to accept that I won't finish by the deadline. I will keep writing but not try to kill myself trying to cram too many words in not enough days. It made my best effort this time, getting more words than in previous attempts. I'm proud of that accomplishment at least.
I will make one final update at the end of the challenge to let you know how I did. More than likely I'll be around 30 to 35K words but I will provide the final word count that I did during the month of November. I may have some thoughts or might reflect on the process of National Novel Writing Month, but it mostly comes down to scheduling and staying on target with the word counts each and every day.
Even if I am not finishing by the 30th of November I do intend to finish this book as soon as I can. Then I will consider the next book or whether I'll break with some short stories.