@Alligator I tend to think of it as a way of having a daily writing habit, like the morning pages of “the artists way” fame. My first year (2001) I simply threw everything out and started from scratch whenever I got stuck (or bored), which happened maybe every few days, so I had at least seven or eight completely unrelated stories going at once that I’d switch back and forth between. Just to be in front of the keyboard. Then, in 2007 and 2009, I wrote sequels to the best (or least bad) threads from my 2001 Nano. Sure, you’re “supposed to” start (and finish?) a new novel during the month, but the way I see it, it’s my game, my rules.