On November 30 I pasted my entire Nanowrimo document in the word cout widget and zowie, 52,393 words takes a long time to highlight,baby! That's 183 pages, or part 2 of my novel, and I finished by finishing, which means the reason I went over the word count it that I wanted to finish the story, not just the counting. I got really nervous and hyped up near the end, just like my body thought it was going through the thesis fever-dreams again. My eyes were red, my vision blurred, and my mouth tasted like the tangerines I'd been eating. Tangerines equal victory. I did it. I wanted to join the red room blog about Nanowrimo, but I had no idea where to do that other than here in my own blog. Let's say I was focused. I got into the daily channeling of my characters; the weekly emails cheering me on. But more than anything, the process of writing and surprising myself, and the act of betting on myself and winning was worth the pain of pushing through. Yes, I did!