Well, I found out that November is probably the worst month for me to attempt to write a 50K word anything, but that's okay, at least I learned that.
About two weeks into NaNoWriMo, I discovered a problem with my story; I didn't have the momentum I needed for it to survive as a 50K word novel. A novelette, maybe, but not a full book. Sadly, this is just the reality of writing, ideas will not always pan out.
The good news is, I have been able to work on other ideas, one of which I've just finished the first chapter on. Unlike 'The Journey', this one is a story I can relate to more than well-enough to make an entire novel with, and for which, the content is almost infinite because it has to do with true-life issues.