119,301 authors registered this year and wrote 1,519,501,005 words. (Yes, that's 1.5 BILLION words!)
75,025 of those words were MINE!
Of everyone registered, 21,683 of us won. That's an 18.2% win rate. That's the highest rate since 2001.
(To win NaNo, you just have to write a 50,000 word novel. There are no judges, per se.)