I reached 50,000 words today! And my story is not over – not even close. I will keep working on it throughout November, but I have officially “won” NaNoWriMo. Okay, not officially because I have to get it verified on the 25th, but what a freeing sensation!
I had today off, which is what allowed me to write the 8,477 words today that got me to where I needed to be for the NaNo win. I work tomorrow (of course), and then we’re driving up north to spend Thanksgiving with the in-laws. We’re going to eat more a lunch than a dinner, so we can leave early enough for me to get sleep. I’ll have to be at work 4am on Friday, so our holiday will have to be a little bit short.

I get exhausted just thinking about it, but NaNo is done, and it will likely go quickly. We also have to get started on Christmas gifts – canning like fools!

To those of you for whom I was originally planning individual gifts, well, sorry, but NaNo, full-time/over-time work that includes weekend, applying for a mortgage, and a general malaise have prevented me from starting anything specific. Canning I can do in short order, but some of my other ideas not so much.

I’ll have another excerpt eventually, but for now, I think I’m going to get ready for bed. It’s been an exciting day, and I have a tiring five days ahead of me. Then I’ll have two days off in a row. I cannot properly express how excited I am about that.

Hooray for 50k!