Well, I've done it. Averaging about 1149 words per hour over 17 days, I have completed my first ever NaNoWriMo. I have, to say the least, surprised the hell out of myself. I didn't think I was going to get 50,000 words on 30 days, never mind 17.
Over the last 17 days, my typing speed has increased a tad, with the sad side effect of my spelling becoming the worst I've ever seen. It seems my fingers don't move fast enough for the words to come out right. I think I can live with that.
Even though, officially, I have completed Nano, I've decided that I'm going to keep on going until the end of the month. If I maintain this rate, I should have close to 90,000 words by then. Pretty much a complete novel. But, now that the pressure is off, I also plan on actually cleaning the house, cooking some real meals, and generally keeping things nicer for the family. They have, for the most part, been very supportive.
All I can say is… WOW!