I'll do a more detailed post tomorrow about how I got here, the overall experience, and how it's going to affect my writing going forward, but for now the news is that tonight I finished NaNoWriMo with a final word count of 52,819. I actually cross the magic 50k finish line last night at 50,133, but took part in today's Sisters in Crime write-ins to get the word count even higher.
So incredibly stoked over this. I've attempted NaNo several times in the past on my own, but never made it past the first few days without falling hopelessly (IMO) behind and giving up. This was such a great experience.