As of today (being Day 24, but I haven't written anything for Day 24 yet), I have 43,302 words.
I need to write 957 words per day to win, which is basically what I've needed to write for a week or so now - and I've been sticking rather closely to that basic minimum word count.
I've had 2 days during November where I didn't write a single word, and then wrote double the required word count the next day to make up for it (not a big deal when "double" is only 2k of words).
All in all it hasn't been the easiest NaNo year, but nor has it been the hardest. I've had years before where every word was a struggle, at least towards the end.
I've also had years where the words just flew out.
So yeah, this year is somewhere in between.
When I was at around 41k I realised I didn't have enough left in my planned plot to get over 50k, but then I realised there was an entire chunk of story I hadn't even been going to address. So now I have the plan to address that chunk, and that'll take me well beyond 50k.
All in all, I'm "okay" with the story, but I definitely think it's messy - despite me having had a plan this time around. ;)
Anyway, that's me signing off for another day.
P.S. If I don't get to say it closer to the date,
I hope all my American friends have a great Turkeysday.
I think I have a soft spot for Thanksgiving, because my
SQUEAKY novels have turkey characters in them. ;)