I have finished the first draft of my novel. *Jumps in air* My fourth attempt and I have finally did it. The first one reached 10k, the second reached 19k, the third one reached 14k. This one is 82,390. This equals 292 pages double spaced! I think I might need some more ink for my printer.
The plan is to print off the whole manuscript and then hide it for a few months. I am going to keep myself in the writing mood by finally finishing some stories, writing new ones, getting back into 'morning pages' or as I like to call them 'before bedtime pages.' I am hoping that by doing some 'free' writing will release some locked away ideas. I'm also going to read some writing reference books and do some crafty things too.
WOW - I actually did it!
First draft word count - 82,390