It’s the last day of National Novel Writing Month and I have just managed to edge over the magic 50k mark. Hooray! That was much harder than last time. Then, I managed 75k in three weeks. This time I just managed 50k in 30 days.

This is what I have discovered:
• It takes dedication – especially when you’re working full time (lots of early mornings and late nights)
• It requires vast amounts of chocolate and coffee
• It really is better to do some writing everyday
• Inspiration requires some procrastination
• When taking part in NaNoWriMo, it’s probably best to have a whole unwritten novel to write, rather than the second half of one. Otherwise, you just might run out of plot before the end…

I now have a 99,428 word manuscript that needs a damn good re-write (or three). But first, I’m going to back it up everywhere, before starting work on re-writing the first book. After thirty days, I really need a break from this part of the story.

It was fun, but I have to admit to being very tired, and happy that it’s 1st December tomorrow.