45,000 words.

My fingers are aching and a little bit numb (it’s very cold today) but the story is flowing and going in directions other than what I thought it would so I’m happy.

I’m writing.

My aim is to hit 50,000 by Wednesday and see how much of the story I can get done before the 30th November. My overall general goal for this novel is around the 75,000 mark but I’m not putting pressure on myself to reach that before the end of the month. Before the end of the year will suit me perfectly, and be far more than I anticipated for this year!

How’s everyone else doing?

About half of the writers I speak to are on track to hit the 50K this year, which is a nice feeling. There seems to be something about this year that was missing last November – we’re all finding motivation and inspiration from somewhere and while we’re going at our own paces, we’re all writing and that makes us happy. Even those in the group who aren’t going to hit 50K are happy because they’re making progress on projects that have been evading them for a couple of months and that in itself makes it all worthwhile.

I hope any writers out there reading this are finding inspiration, too, and are finding the words they need, regardless of how many of them there are.

Just keep writing, folks. That’s all we can do.

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