In between two other jobs, I added the last few words this lunchtime and clocked up 50,339 in total, taking me over the 50k needed to 'win'. I shall now go away and forget this story until the new year, at least. It needs a lot more work before it's ready to frighten my editor with!
It's a Science Fiction novel, a genre I've read and enjoyed since childhood but I'm new to writing it. It's been an enjoyable experience, though the last few days have felt pressured. Silly really, since the things looming are things I enjoy doing. I just like them spread a little more thinly. I must bear this in mind if I'm tempted to bash out a novel next November!