Social media goes quiet, book sales drop off, and many claim the month is filled with holiday prep - which is odd because we don't have any holidays in November and surely it is far too early for Christmas preparation? (But other countries do!)
Then there is tax preparation and end of year wrapping up of projects - now there I can relate, since I am desperate to finish my current novel and this week - or was it last? - Amazon told me it required a new tax form from me.
I don't take part in Nanowrimo because for me it takes all the pleasure out of writing. Besides, the editing afterwards must be horrendous.
I'm one of those people who write a scene and then go back the next day and fill in all the "expression," as I call it. I sometimes go back two and three times, especially if my plotline is changing in any way- which it usually does!
It seems odd to lump book sales in with this list. Not all readers are aspiring authors, but mine do drop in November. I wonder if it possibly has more to do with people waiting for Black Friday reductions when they plan to have a a splurge and buy lots of cut-price books? That makes more sense to me.