Oh shit. I totally hadn’t expected this to happen today. I’ve been writing off and on all day, and I’d entered the new word count from my word processing program, which had me at about 50+ words over the 50K mark. Then, on a lark, I saved a text version of my novel and put it through the validator. Turns out I was more like 165 words over the 50K mark.
But the story’s not quite done yet. There are a few more scenes I need to write if I want to really tie up lose ends and have a finished story. I could just outline them or sketch them out, but since I’ve got time and I’ve already hit the 50K word quota, I might as well keep going. I guess it’s like running a couple of extra blocks after hitting the finish line of a marathon. With five days to do it, and 50K words worth of writing behind me, I pretty sure I’ll manage to wrap it up in five days, if not in the next night or two.
Now, if you’ll pardon me, I’m off to go do a quick happy dance and maybe eat a fistfull of jelly beans.