When in a swimming race (ot at least when I've competed in the few swimming races I've been a part of), you see your competitors lined up...you dive into the water...you kick against the water and guide yourself with measured strokes...you generally keep your head down and focus on the task at hand.
When you reach the finish line, you see the results of the competition. Some may have finished before you, some may have finished later, and some may not have finished at all.
NaGa DeMon is still going on for some of the world, but for me November is 8 hours ago. Now a time for reflection and a period to gain closure for 2012.
If you've been reading, and you participated in NaGa DeMon, I'd like to hear about your accomplishments (or the troubles you had along the way). Leave a note here, or a link to the work you've been frantically trying to develop over the past month. I'd love to see what everyone else has been doing.