I just passed the 50,000 word mark, and we couldn't wait to rush over and try the verifier. And so, at 50,313 words, I'm a 2005 NaNoWriMo winner!
Here's the link: Mistress Marilyn Wins NaNo!
All that's left is for me to print out my certificate and have Charlie make me a new icon.
Wow, I got tears in my eyes as I read the congratulatory message.
And if I write another 30,000 or so words, I may actually have something. Regardless, the story is so personal, it was tremendously cathartic to write it.
Charlie only has a few thousand words to go . . .
ETA: I got across the finish line by editing one of my earlier chapters, which I needed to do anyway but hadn't really planned to. I was so close, I thought, 'why not?'