There’s a famous Daily Yomiuri headline that’s my absolute favorite of all-time: the headline announcing that Messrs. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins had landed on the moon way back in 1969. It read: BANZAI! THEY MADE IT!

I’ve always loved the sheer exuberance of that headline. Finishing NaNoWriMo, of course, doesn’t even come close to equaling that history-making achievement, but I still like making that little cheer in my head: Banzai! I made it!

50,049. Whew. Probably about another 50,000 to finish the damn thing, but oh well. Tonight, we eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow, we do it all over again.

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