I made it. 50,000+ words before midnight.
And the thing is, it's not just that I won with the word count, although to be completely honest I would have been PISSED if I'd run completely out of story before the end (it was hovering at 48,000 for a little while). It's that I had a complicated, interesting, story that needed a lot of time and space to develop, and I gave it that time and that space and I think, once I go back and red-line the more terrible bits, that by and large it might actually be pretty good.
In other words, I started a story. AND I F*CKING FINISHED IT.