Oh yes... I just finished up 50k! I cannot describe how exhilarating it is. And I found out what the secret it... FIRE! I have been in NaNoWriMo for five years, and won every year except one. That year my trusty electric fireplace bit the dust. No fire, no muse. At least it seems so for me. This fall Dale replaced that little fireplace, and voila! My muse apparently returned. I hit 50K, once again find myself with an unfinished novel. And since this is a continuation from previous 2 years worth of NaNo, you can imagine that it is a bit of a opus.