The First Milestone

So, having just broken through the first 10,000 words of my novel, I’m feeling very confident about the remaining 90k or so. The writing seems to pour out a lot easier once you’ve made some headway with your characters. Its been a lot of years since I wrote anything of substantial length, so I’d forgotten how much better it does get. I might actually be a strange sort of writer who looks forward to the ‘middle’ of the story and hates the beginning. I mean, it’s true that I’ve written about 50 beginnings/prologues in the past with no progress made beyond that, but when I latch onto a story idea that has actual potential to go the distance, it seems I look forward to the plot threads intertwining as I plunge further into the story. I’ve set myself a target of 25,000 words, to be completed by the end of March. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to reach it. I have 2 weeks booked off work during March, so this should give me some writing time too.

I wonder, has anyone out there recently reached a goal or milestone? Feels good, doesn’t it?

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