Yes, I won yesterday. And today is Thanksgiving. But today I worked until 3:00 and, due to a little down time here and there, I was able to write out just over another 1,000 words. I have moved much closer to ending the story. Very important information has been revealed.
And, as much as I don't want it to happen, it looks like one of my favorite characters is going to die. There is a possibility the unexpected main character will save that favorite, but the chances look slim.
Right now I am at 53,139 words and the story is gelling. The characters in the section I wrote earlier this afternoon were just hunting for a motel and will be slipping into bed. I am going to follow their lead - except I am home from the family dinner, will check my email, and then go to bed.
Tomorrow is another long shift with some potential for down time. I hope to get through another 1000 or so words and I think I will be able to complete the novel by Sunday night at the latest. With the way things are going, I think a three hour or so session on Saturday morning will do it!