November is a crazy month in the writer world. Many of you are actively participating in NaNoWriMo, and if that's not for you right now, you may want to consider joining with Jessie Humphries and others with NaNoRevMo. But I really think you should do one or the other.
I haven't "won" yet, but I still am and probably always will do one of these two programs during the month of November. Both of these ideas give writers a group which encourages accountability. Both of these groups give a goal, which may be higher or faster than regular life. And both provide an energy to encourage motivation
So even if December rolls around again and I didn't hit my 50k, it will absolutely be a higher word count than I normally get. And every year I participate, I get closer to that goal. But what's more, as I've been growing as a writer, I am also getting better drafts out of the process.
I may not get the tshirt, but I absolutely win.
Are you writing with NaNoWriMo (I'm tashaseegmiller over there if you are)? Need to revise instead?