I mean, it's not that I didn't have time to write, because that's why I didn't have time to do Nano. Yes, it's ironic. I was too busy writing to...write. I was also editing and doing promo for my next book ("Safe Harbor") and...writing. I've done well over 50k words in the past month, not all on one project, but still respectable. I did over 5k words this past Sunday...which might explain why my arthritis in my hands is really kicking in this morning with this chilly weather, but that's beside the point.
I had such high hopes for myself too. I was going to dig in and participate, had started chatting on boards, and then...well, I'm not turning down a publisher when they offer me a chance to join a project, that's for damn sure. I have to prioritize my time. Getting paid wins, hands down, every time. LOL
So congrats to all you Nano winners and near-winners, because you did better than I did.
Maybe next year I shall join your ranks.