Are you a member of the NaNoWriMo Failures Club (meaning, you didn’t reach 50,000 words on your novel)? If so, don’t be too hard on yourself! There’s thousands of us every year, and for all sorts of reasons. Some reasons may seem more important than others, but for the most part, they are all valid.
While completing NaNoWriMo is a wonderful accomplishment and should be celebrated, the only person you’re accountable to is yourself. Instead of beating yourself up, learn from the experience. What went wrong: was it something in your novel, your personal life, or your brain? Was it out of your control? Was losing an act of self-sabotage or did you really not sabotage a damn thing, because if you wrote something you didn’t care for it’d be a waste of your time and energy?