Thank you so much for your congratulations and a special thank you to those of you who cheered me on when the going got tough! I took myself off to the city yesterday for a little celebration, just by myself. I wanted to write the words The End in my notebook in Rogano's.
Of course the real work is probably just beginning. My 50002 words are unlikely to all be the right words in the right order, but I have a story - a beginning, a middle and an end, and a cast of characters in whom I have grown very interested. A first draft. And lots of words to play with.
The ending, by the way, is neither 'twisty', nor conventionally happy. I would call it enigmatic (which doesn't tell you much I know, Sarah, Mary and Liz!)
February was not quite as much fun as last year, mainly because I was unwell for a bit and didn't gad about as much this year, but it was very very satisfying - and that's something I've never said about February before either. I'm really looking forward to the editing stage, but I won't be trying to do it in a month!
Now there is the rest of my life to catch up with....
Will change the subject tomorrow - promise!