Whoo hoo – the first draft of my novel has reached fifty-thousand words! Obviously it’s all quantity rather than quality at the moment but I’m still pleased because I’ve had to run headlong at several writing barriers to get this far. The story is slowly getting there and I’m enjoying the way it keeps surprising me. True, when I read back bits of it I tend to wince at glaring issues with my writing style but those worries are for another day and a later stage. Today is for saying ‘hooray!’
Getting this far was part of the challenge I set myself this August and I’m pleased to say that with the flash fiction piece I posted on Friday and the limerick the previous week, I’ve achieved the other parts of the challenge too. I’ve still got a huge pile of stuff on my ‘to do’ and ‘to write’ lists though – watch this space for an exciting announcement coming soon (or check out Chrissie’s blog if you can’t wait)!
On that note, I’d best be off.