Anyone who’s participated in NaNoWriMo has experienced the benefits of completing the challenge. Who doesn’t like the accomplishment of writing 50,000 words in one month? Who doesn’t like the idea of having a first draft of a novel completed, or at least a good chunk of it done? It’s also a freeing experience to break past the inner editor’s vigilance and into the realm of unbridled writing. But what of the downside of doing NaNoWriMo?