Lo and behold, my prize:
Yes, indeed. A lovely pink web-badge. Well worth slaving away for the better part of a month, no?
It has been amazing fun, and the sense of achievement after surpassing the 50 000 word requirement today is completely out of proportion with the fact that large parts of the book is, for lack of a better word, tripe. Now, I don't mean to knock tripe, I actually like it in polish flaki soup for instance, but it's not like I'd pay money for a book on it. If you get my drift.
But I must say, the output improved tremendously towards the end of the writing process, and the fun I had assembling the different storylines into something resembling a unified story was amazing! At the moment I feel like it might actually be worth sitting down and editing the thing. I might actually do it. The aim of course being to write, in the words of Nanowrimo founder Chris Baty "something that won't make people vomit". Friends and family beware if you get a rectangular, flat and sort of stinky christmas-present this year...
Anyhow, it is done, finished, over with, and I can absolutely recommend it to anyone thinking about taking up the challenge next year. Yay!
*toasting self in champagne flavoured soda*