I swear, one of these years I will manage to pace myself and not have to break into an all-out NaNo sprint in the last week-or-less.
On the other hand: Yaaaaay! I wins! With like an hour to go and everything!
Oh, yeah, I also broke my most words churned out in a day record. Formerly in the neighborhood of 10K, matched a handful of times but never surpassed. Today I managed over 14K.
I think most of them are still the usable kind of words, even. Though at this point I am exhausted and actually feel rather sick and still need to pack for a trip and blargity...
I still have an hour left and everything!
... someone please tell me to go pack and not try to one-up myself by trying to round that daily wordcount up to 15K.
(Oh, funny note: The program I like to write in counts hyphenated words all as one word. Nano software separates them out. This doesn't make that big a difference in the long run, but it's really nice to switch to your Nano wordcount file, find it saying you have exactly 50,000 words even, and know you can safely toss that into the Nano validation script thing because the number will go up, not down. I gained about 200 words. And then finished the scene and plugged it in again, because while 50K on the nose is shiny, getting the scene done is infinitely better.)
EDIT: Aaand I just made it to the 15K in a day mark. Because apparently I have no self control whatsoever, but at least I can sometimes make even my failures great.
Now I have proved what I can do, please excuse me so I can go keel over and never do it again. It might end me if I tried.