That's it! I'm finished with NaNoWriMo and I've won!
Even though completing my daily word count of 1667 words put me over the official 50,000 word mark, I paused mid-sentence and took a screen shot of that momentous milestone:
When I'd finished my word count for the day, this was my final tally:
However when I did the official "validate wordcount" step through the NaNoWriMo site, my word count actually came out a little higher:
Proof that a daily word count really does add up:
My friend Patty's wordcount is soooo close. I'm confident she'll cross the finish line today.
I'm pleased to report that Younger Daughter, unofficially competing, completed over 30,000 words of her own. Whoo-hoo! NaNoWriMo has a Young Writers category, and next year I'll encourage her to sign up.
Now that this project is complete, I need to get hustling on other things. I have a magazine article due tomorrow, a column due Friday, and a nonfiction book I need to finish up since it's being shopped around by my agent. Onward!
My sincere thanks to Patty (who encouraged me to sign up), to the fine folks at NaNoWriMo, and to everyone who offered support and/or participated themselves. Glad it's over, and glad I have 50,000+ words written on something I never thought I'd do.