Now is not the time to give up. The end approaches fast but novels are not yet written, word counts are not yet achieved. Now is the time to push forward and write faster than before.
Our fingers are swollen and in pain. Our eyes are blurry and just want to close forever. Our hearts can't take much more caffeine. But there is less than a week left. Sleep will come in December. Editing may not come for several months.
Those characters need a writer. They need an ending, a resolution to all the trauma and adventure they've experienced. They can't just be left in between the beginning and the ending lost without knowing if they get to ride off into the sunset or fall to a doom against their mortal enemy. They need that before the month is over.
Some have dropped out given up, some see no chance of finishing. Some have achieved their word count and no longer need to write. But others still have words to put down and this is the time to do so. Families will have to understand that their is a writer among them. Someone who has to quell the voices in their head. Turkey may go uneaten and keyboards may start to break. Hold out because we are near the end of another epic November. I hope these final six days are the most productive of all!