Mary Robinette Kowal wrote a book for NaNo'06, then revised it. Today, she announces that it's been sold to Tor in a two book deal.
You know, I wrote a book for NaNo'06, too. The difference between us is that she kept working on hers, whereas I have a thick sheaf of notes on how to fix my novel, but I haven't actually done it.
As I look inside, I find no resentment, just a bit of envy. The plain fact is that I'm going to need to take this more serious than I have been doing if I want to get these things off the ground.