Yes, I have just completed over 50,000 words on my written piece of work (which maybe considered an unfinished and untitled novel) and can now be considered a WINNER. Apparently only 19% of people who sign up actaully validate their 50,000 words. So I am very pleased that I am one of them.
I have a badge and everything to prove it!
Doesn't that look great? I'm not sure how I feel about it. Relieved that I made it given only about 19% of people who sign up actually achieve the 50,000. Relieved that it is all my writing, I did not succumb to writing all the contractions (such as I've) out to the full words. Apparently that can give you a lot of words. Nor did I write everyone's name out in full which was another suggestion I found when I was panicking about not making the 50,000 words.
So what have I learned over the last 30 days and nights? I can write more (but probably not better) when under pressure. The goal was to write 1,667 words per day but at the end of Day 26 I was averaging 1,365 words per day which meant I was behind by almost 7900 words.
I'm not sure what I have written is fit for anybody except me to read. But I also know that is is not complete garbage. I know that I managed to write every single day. I feel great about that. I'm also very impressed I finished with about 90 minutes to spare.
How did all the other people attempting NaNoWriMo go?