I sat myself down at the kitchen table last night, covered it with index cards and then looked at them for a while – but actually managed to crank out about 700 words as well. So the novel should be done in about 2009. Better not make it too topical.
Through the snooping power of the internet, via blog comments and social networking, I am suddenly in contact with three of the other Misses Almost Write! A very cool crowd of girls. We're trying to spur each other on to keep writing – I think I'm the furthest away from the finish line at the moment but it's very nice to have some companionship along the way.
Thanks to everyone who's been sending messages of congratulations. Soon, send biscuits. Then Laduree macaroons and chocolate. Then threaten to withdraw same. That should keep me on my toes.