Got into the groove last evening and plowed away til just past 1 a.m. but was able to cross the finish line. 50,550 words on technically the 18th of the month.
This is my fourth year doing Nano and 4th win. This is by far the earliest i've reached the 50,000. Only two-thirds of the way through the story so i will continue on toward my personal goal of 80,000 words.
Have applied my lessons learned from prior years and didn't get bogged down week two (which is usually the case). Also this year the NYC group has been having some kick-ass write-ins. They've stepped it up a notch this year with write-ins every night except Wednesday (in which an online write-in is available). They've spread the write-ins around the city as well (Manhattan, queens, Brooklyn and even the Bronx). In Brooklyn they have different locations each week as well.
Hats off to the NYC Municipal Leaders headed by the incredible Erin (Olga, Theresa and Alexis).
Feels good to see the bar change to Green now that i've crossed the 50k threshold. Waiting on the 25th of the month to validate my word count.