neighbors, friends and strangers, if any are still listening out there ~
you may have noticed that November has ended. And thus endeth National Novel Writing Month.
We must report there was no grand total of 50,000 words.
But I'm turning in tonight with a respectable 12,505 - just over a quarter of goal. And let us not forget, 12,505 is that much many more words than if no attempt at all had been made this particular year of craziness and acute distraction.
I have four strong chapter drafts - more than a quarter of my 15 nicely roughed out. In a much more usable form than last year's sprawl. And a particularly fruitful and excitingly generative modus of operandi going. And I am more fascinated than ever by this topic/ project/ exploration.
So, do you think I can pull off another 12,500 through the month of December?
Come on! That's just 12 and a half days of a thousand words - which is about two hours' steady writing each weekday until school holidays bring all the chicks home to roost once more.
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