At five o’clock last Wedsnesday (yup, about this time last week) I began the first draft of my next WIP – a story for children which I’d planned to be around 20,000 words long.
And I’m very happy to say that, about half an hour ago, I wrote this:

Which means that, yes, I’ve finished. It’s running, at a guess, at around 17,000 words, which I think is about right. Once it’s up and typed and altered and stuff I reckon (read: hope) that it’ll be nearer the 20k mark. All in all, not bad for a week’s work I’d say. Let’s just hope it’s good!

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  1.  by  Lexi

    Goodness, do you write it all out by hand?Using pen and paper?(Very quick, impressive. I think one should grab all possible opportunities to gloat, so I hope you are).

  2.  by  Nik's Blog

    Thanks guys.Yup all by hand. With a fountain pen in a notebook. I might even post a picture if you’re curious…Tips, WC? Hmm – I don’t know. Whatever works for you I guess. I just got on with it I think. I’d had the story in my head for a couple of weeks so it was probably ready to burst out by the time I put pen to paper. And yup, I think you have to discipline yourself – in a way that suits you of course.Nik

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