Here’s my final breakdown:
To those who did “win,” congratulations. Finishing 50,000 words in 30 days is a real accomplishment. It is a goal that is not beyond most writers’ grasps, but no matter who you are, it takes discipline, persistence, and dedication to reach. To those who feel you have failed by falling short, look instead at the word count you did finish—you’re that much closer to completing your current book. 1000 words a day is nothing to scoff at. Even 500 will get you to the finish line in a matter of months. We all have our limitations, whether they’re personal struggles, health issues, or just hectic lives. Cut yourself whatever slack you’re due. If you have the drive, you’ll get there.
No matter what, just keep writing.