I have not only reached 20,000 words, but I've reached nearly 25,000. I so owe myself a movie this weekend.
Despite my nightly complaints I've been meeting quota and have no intention of falling behind this year. The story is going well, but I'm not in the forest quite yet.
Two more scenes and the major adventure begins. I've been saying that for a while.
I am starting to think that 50,000 words might be too short for what I've got on my mind. So if I get ahead I can make sure I finish the story and Nano at the same time.