I crossed the 50k finish line in the very wee hours this morning. My story ended with 50,447 words and I am very happy with the results. I think this is the first year I've won with more than 30 minutes to spare before midnight.
Over all this was my least stressful writing month. There were the 20k blues and the panic when my story was done and I had more words to write...which happened three times. The resulting twist were fun and I love the story.
I really want to try and polish it up in the new year. December is going to be a nice writing break. I'm looking forward to Christmas decorating, parties, and seeing my family. Then, after the holidays the revisions will begin. My goal is to be able to have something for beta readers by May. I hope I'm not being too optimistic. For now it is time to celebrate with dancing: