It took me four hours but I finally finished it. 52,897 words.
I raced over to the NaNoWriMo website to upload my novel. I'm not one to upload as I go, I don't need a bar graph to show me my progress, I nag at myself every day. But when I uploaded my novel in it's entirety (well, this year's half anyway) nothing happened. There was no "Congratulations!" screen. There was no confetti. There was no cheering from the peanut gallery.
It would seem I finished too early. The verifications and winning don't start until the 25th. I finished my novel too early.
I have to say, that even without any fanfare, even if my son, my biggest fan, is still playing his PS2 game, completely unfazed by the fact that his mother just completed her first novel (see, now I have to start putting the word 'first' in there) I still feel different.
As I was explaining to LM earlier, I am able to scratch off one of those "things to do before I die" items. And I've never done that before.