It's an interesting process, trying to make yourself write 50,000 words in 30 days. I usually have a few really good days where progress is easy and a few really bad ones where each word is a struggle. The average day has good and bad moments.
I may or may not participate in 2017. At this point, I have 6 novels written. Only one of them is truly publisher ready. So my real goal for 2017 is to get at least two more novels to the point where I can let others read them.
I may also start a search for an agent. While I have a list of publishers who
- Accept fantasy novels
- Take unsolicited manuscripts
- Have an entirely online process for them
It would be nice to have an agent. Granted, they take a cut but they should be able to find markets for manuscripts.