I hit 50,000 words some time around 9:00 tonight! Woohoo! I’m a winner for NaNoWriMo 2003!
Many many thanks to the people who helped me out: The chizat group, Anna, John, some folks on the NaNo forums, and especially Becky, for putting up with all of this. It was a lot of fun.
It’s not over, though. I still have a bit more plot to go: Collin is only just about to get the epiphany he so desperately needs. And then I get to flesh out and edit. But at least I can do all that at a more relaxed pace.
(Incidentally, according to my text editor, the 50,000th word was “are”. And looking at it, it should probably be “were”.)
Ah…life is about to return to more or less normal. I warn you, though, I’m already thinking of ideas for next year’s novel…