The story is still working out, so not giving up so far, the number of words I have achieved is just over 29,000 so I think I might be nearing the end but will have a try and keep on pushing!
I am sure that writing to a certain number of words is off-putting because normally you would write until you liked the feel of a story, and if there were lots of twists and turns you could make it work out. When you know you must really achieve the amount of words required, it is not as much fun! At least that is my only moan of the day!
take care, have fun.