NaNoWriMo was tremendous fun, and stress, and fun (and did I mention the stress?) the two years I tried it. I never did reach "The End," but I did rack up 100,000 words on the Stisele book. As October waned, it was hard to resist the pull of my recurrent November project. I came very close to committing the month to Stisele, but I had promises to keep, and miles to go, etc.
Instead, in keeping with one of my Wiccan denomination's customs, I took a vow at Samhain that I'll be following until Beltane. I've returned to a daily writing discipline. Over the past year, I'd fallen a long way from writing every day. Six months of a couple hundred words a day may not get me a higher word count than one month of just under 2000 words a day, but it is likelier to get the Rugosa Coven print volume finished, as in actually finished.