After spending the last three months on the biggest purple patch of my writing life, I now have a complete first draft of the current novel in progress. This morning, at about 7:30 as the train was somewhere around the Three Bridges area, I got to type the words “THE END”.

It was rather cool.

85,182 words, which is about 75,000 more than I had when I resumed work on the novel after Christmas. And yes, it has already been pointed out to me that while Scrivener records number of words and number of characters, it singularly fails to record the number of Costa Coffee points incurred during the writing process. (Probably in excess of 1500).

You can’t have everything.