In 2006, I “won” NaNoWriMo by writing a novel of more than 50 000 words in 30 days. Â Not exactly an amazing accomplishment, but still not something that just happens.
I spent most of today reading it. Â It was not quite finished, although only the finishing scene is missing.
I found it hilarious, especially for the first dozen chapters. Â The humor faded a bit over time, and there is a stretch of pure filler that needs a complete rewrite. Â But the verbal humor in the first half is fully comparable to some stuff I have paid good money for. Â Of course, I have the benefit of knowing my own sense of humor . Â Nobody has quite the same, probably, just like with fingerprints.
The disturbing part is that I really doubt I could have done this now. Â Even three years ago, I had more humor and more sense of human interaction than I have today.