After a month of words, words, and more words, I have done what I set out to do. I wrote 50,063 words. The story is not yet finished, one character still has to die, the other three have unresolved issues, the supporting characters have their roles to play. But I reached the initial goal that I set for myself. I will finish the story as time allows in December, then set it aside for a while before I attempt any editing. Whether it makes it any further than my computer screen still remains to be seen. But it has re-awakened in me my passion for writing, so more stories will be coming.
Thanks to everyone for their words of encouragement and support through out the month. It meant a lot and helped get me through some of those rough patches where the words just weren’t flowing too.