As you can see from the graphic standing proudly ovehead, I did it.
On November 1st, I sat staring at a blank screen, with a head half-filled with a vague idea of a story and a few pages of notes I’d scribbled on a boring train journey six months ago. At 9pm on November 30th, I typed the word ‘with’. I’d be the first to admit it’s not the most spectacular of words. It certainly wasn’t the first time I’d typed it this month. But what made that particular ‘with’ a rather remarkable word was the fact that it was the fifty thousandth word I’d typed since I started working on “The Sisters” some thirty days before.
It’s not all glory though. I’ve completed 50000 words, which was the challenge I accepted from the bods at NaNoWriMo … but I haven’t completed “The Sisters” yet. I’ve still got quite a few thousand words ahead of me. Maybe as many as another 50000. And without NaNoWriMo pushing me to produce an average of 1667 words a day, it may take me a little while to get the first draft of the story completed.
And then there will be the second draft.
Oh my – what have I started?