Novel progress : 50,000 words

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Just a short update on the novel progress. Yesterday I reached the 50,000 word mark, a new milestone.  Whoop whoop. Quite a feat I think (ahem) as it is the length of a short novel, Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook was 52,000 words and a Nanowrimo novel is 50,000 words. It’s taken longer than expected to get here as I lost around three chapters due to a dodgy USB stick – have learned my lesson and am now backing up using Dropbox, sigh … but onwards and upwards as they say.

I had a moment of celebration with the hubby last night, which was a night out a fabulous Greek restaurant with good food and wine – a nod to my book, set in Crete … about love, loss, and a burnt down vineyard.

If all goes well, I should be finishing it this month. The first draft that is! It will still be a while before it’s ready, and I fully expect a number of redrafts before it’s properly complete, but I’m excited for that probably most of all.

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