I thought this was worth celebrating. Here’s a screengrab from my computer this evening:
So that’s about 1/3 – or possibly 5/8, depending on how it pans out – of my novel written. Getting from 20,000 to 30,000 words was quite tough, but I’m really looking forward to writing the next 10,000 as I feel there’s some real momentum going. Pretty much the whole novel is drafted out in notes and chapters and now just needs to be written.
The process of novel writing is hard to describe, but it’s like a secret little club with several members; me and the characters in the novel. Characters who whisper things to me about their lives.
The best thing I’m learning is that this novel is from me, not about me, because some of the things the characters are telling me are things I didn’t even know.
Like, some really bad things about you. You should be ashamed.