Well! The last post on here by me was 29 October - we're now halfway through December. Not a great start to blogging. However, it has been a hectic six weeks.
NaNoWriMo took up the whole of November - 50,000 words in 30 days. Break that down and it is 1,667 per day. Doesn't seem much but it's not as easy as it seems. Apparently, out of 200,000 applicants only 37,000 actually completed the writing challenge. I'm proud to say, I'm one of the 37k. I finished my 50k on day 29. I would like to thank my friends on "Up and Coming Writers" and on "First Class" for the wonderful support, especially on the last two days when 10k was committed to screen.
The novel, begun before Nano started (for Mills & Boon New Voices competition), and completed during the writing challenge, is now emerging in its second draft, and I'm much happier with the way the story structure is working out.
Now Christmas is almost here and I'm feeling decidedly harassed by it all. The work on my attic conversion is complete (bar the bathroom), and the children are looking forward to moving into their new bedrooms. Thankfully, there will be no workmen in the house for a while. The tree needs decorating, presents need to be bought, and a decision has to be made about whether to stay home for Christmas or go to my sister's.
So, for the foreseeable future I doubt that very much wordage will be committed. BUT I can say that the experience of having taken part in the Mills & Boon New Voices competition and completing that novel during Nano has re-ignited my interest in writing, and it's quite an exhilarating feeling.