One good thing that is coming out of NaNoWriMo this year (there are many) is that a group of friends from my moms group have decided to start a regular, once a month, writers' group. We are all interested in keeping going, either with the story we wrote during November or with other projects, and want to use the motivation of regular meetings to do so. Having feedback and deadlines will definitely motivate me!
We're all busy moms, writing in our spare time. There are four of us now, but we'd like other moms to join us. Hopefully keeping the momentum up will give me an edge for next year's NaNo. I'd really like to 'win' sometime! And maybe I'll try my hand at Script Frenzy in April. I know the perfect place to submit a script. Plus I need to work on our 10-minute script, hopefully expanding it into a full one-act play.
My first assignment, to complete before our January 11th inaugural meeting, is to complete a rough draft of my NaNo story. I'm close to the end, so I think that's doable. Maybe by this time next year I'll have something ready to publish (probably self-published) and we'll know what to give for Christmas presents.