I just wanted to give a quick update about my NaNoWriMo progress--I've hit the 50,000-word mark! The 50k mark is the goal that participants set out with at the beginning of the month, as it is the accepted threshold for qualifying as a novel. When I completed NaNoWriMo back in 2007, I squeaked over the 50k, line finishing with about 50,200 words. This time around, I really didn't have any trouble hitting the word count goal, which I think was an indicator of how much I wanted to tell this story. My work is far from over however, as I have at least two more scenes and an epilogue to write before the story will be complete. But, I wanted to take a moment and celebrate the fact that I stuck to my daily goal of 2000 words, and that allowed me to break the 50k barrier before Thanksgiving.
Now I can focus on bringing the story to a satisfying conclusion, and really enjoy the last week of NaNoWriMo. This has been an awesome experience so far!