Within the past five minutes I have actually reached the end of Winter (the working title of my novel). This draft weighs in at just over 144,000 words, which is too long (but I intend to take Stephen King’s advice and cut between 10 and 15 per cent during the revision).
I realized the other day that I have been working on this novel in one form or another for almost exactly ten years! At least, the first glimmerings of the idea which became the novel began to form during the summer of 1998.
The next step is to export it from yWriter to Word and tidy it up a little before submitting it to the tender mercies of the Writers’ Circle.