I´m still in the hunt for that winners badge this year. I’ve suffered none of last year’s stutters and procrastination. I get up and write for an hour or so first thing and sometimes some later in the day when I can snatch the time. I have almost cured myself of the habit of constant revision but the lure still attracts me occasionally. Writing short stories, I´m always re-reading the text as I write but last year I did that with the novel and fell behind almost from day one but I’ve realised that the spirit of the event is to get the words on the page and not worry about them being the perfect words.
I´m fast approaching 35,000 words now and feeling confident at the moment, and although there are still some hills to climb I can just about see the summit from here.