Just ran out of steam, between trying to get packages off to Iraq, Japan and, er, parts unnamed (you never know who is reading this!), preparing for the ferocious winter storm (look! ice pellets!), and so on.
Plus, I became discouraged at the slow pace of the NaNo...I mean, they're still standing in the stupid cobbler's shop talking to Jasper! If I'd been within an ames' ace of actually completely the story, not just hitting 50K words, I'd possibly have been able to keep up the 4-6K per day word count needed to finish, but I wasn't within spitting distance of the end.
However, I plan upon continuing to write on it.
Wanna see how it turns out. Mercy knows *I* don't know!
My deep appreciation for everyone who encouraged me this past month. Y'all are the best!