I began the month intending to write 50,000 words. I got a bit past 5,000 and then got sidetracked by another project. I shouldn't be surprised. This is how it's been in the past.
From the title, you might guess that the distraction was a game, and you'd be right. But I didn't get sidetracked playing a game. Instead, I've been sidetracked creating a game. It's one I've been working on now and again over the last few years, but I'm diving back in using my research day, evenings, and weekends to get enough stuff together that I can show it off at THATCamp Games near the end of January.
I might not be getting the 50,000 words done, but I am doing a lot of creating. At least I'm keeping within the spirit of the month.