I am so proud of myself! Writing 50,000 words in one month is a huge and difficult goal, and I did it! Not only that, but I have rediscovered my love of writing, and I am positively JOYFUL.
My novel isn't finished at 50,000 words and I can't wait to finish it. I have stumbled through this, having no idea at all how to write a novel. I've figured a few things out along the way, I think. I will be thrilled to finish my first draft, which will be a pretty big mess, and then go to work on the second draft, which will be awesome.
I hit 50,000 words on Sunday night, and called my husband over to the computer to watch the NaNo site verify my win and give me a winner's certificate. Then we celebrated with champagne and Chinese take-out.