People, just a few moments ago, I put my Word doc back into normal viewing mode (I write it in full screen mode during NaNo so that I don't stare at the word count on the bottom) and waved my hands in the air and texted a friend and made a lot of squeaky noises.
I hit 50,000 words. I wrote 50,000 words of a book in 17 days, by far my earliest NaNo win. I don't have a winner's badge yet, because it's not time to verify my win yet.
In case you're wondering, this is what I reached 50,000 with:
"Being thanked for my patience always makes me feel impatient," Colin says.
Hmm. Wonder what that's about? I may have hit the NaNo goal, but I'm not done with the story. I still have a climax to wrench up to and an ending to write.
But, oh, my God, does it feel good to hit the goal!
Good luck to all you NaNo'ers out there! Kick butt and write on!