Did a bunch of catch up tonight after totally blowing off my NANO this weekend. Now I'm back on track. Digging where the story is right now - clearly this thing is going to surpass the 50,000 word goal and become a real full length novel. There's just a lot that still has to happen, and it won't happen in 10,000 words.
Getting toward the end of this is a pretty incredible feeling. I've now written a story that is almost four times longer than anything I've ever written. And what's more, it doesn't suck! I mean it'll need a hell of a lot of revision, tightening, editing, proofreading, tweaking, whatever you want to call it, but I think I've really got something here. Many thanks to my Portland crew for opening my eyes to Nano. I've got something I never thought I'd have - a damned good start on a possibly publishable novel.
Anyway - onward and upward.