I finished the 50,000 words (50,596 to be exact) last night at 10:38. I was very happy with the results. I had spent the day writing over 9,000 words! My distractions and procrastination had me up against the ropes, but I pushed through. Funny, of those last 9,000 words, I think there is a rather large nugget of good writing. Some of it may change, but that isn't what NaNo is about.
I do not have a novel yet. Another 30,000 words, some polish, some editing and some feedback from my faithful readers and maybe I'll have something. In the meantime, I have created a habit, honed my craft and stretched my comfort zone. Plus, winning anything is worthwhile.
I plan to post several times this week: a compulsion driven by my NaNo experience. Anyone put up a tree yet? Everyone survive Black Friday? Maybe we should call it Green Friday or Red Friday depending on whether retailers were profitable or not.