November 28, 2013 (not technically cheating)

It's kind of a cop out, but I got to 50K words today by counting the words I had to cut from my original idea.  I figure if I hadn't been so edit-y I would still have them, and I wrote them this month so it's not technically cheating.  I also counted the words in these notes and in my outline.  They are all story related, and the rules allow me to count them, so I did.  I was just too stressed about finishing to 50 in time and I've got too much to do for the holiday.  I'm at Jiffy Lube right now, I baked cookies, colored my hair, actually got a shower.  I'm still picking up something for dinner though, lol.  I don't have much to go to finish the first draft, and I'm hoping to get it done in the next week.  Excited and relieved!