* Did you just write 50,000 words in 30 days (and not just the same word 50,000 times)? Is this the first time you've ever written so much? If the answer is yes, you've just completed a daunting task with something to show for it. This is what a CMOA feels like.
* The list of published authors who started their novels from [=NaNoWriMo=] is a nice way to shut up the people who say that this is just a writing stunt or a hobby.