I did it 🙂
In fact, not only did I pass 50,000 words, I got to the end of the story. (And then realized I’d forgotten to put in the last bit which I’d been thinking of for months if not years, but hey, that’s what rewrites are for, right?)
So, do I get a cake with 53,100 candles?
In other exciting news, my first ever guest post! Jami Gold’s site is a mine of useful information for writers – and not only for romance writers, though that’s her own focus as an author.
She very kindly invited me to contribute a post on Creative Commons licenses, and here it is! Pop across and have a look around.
Just to round things off, here’s the last list of things I found myself looking up while working on the first draft of Dolly & Dot and the Mystery of the Missing Maid.
W. G. Grace
Catherine the Great
the shilling (originally known as the testoon, if you can believe it)
William and Mary
Barrow Street (despite the name, it’s not a street)
and that led me down a rabbit warren where I discovered that not only do articulated double-deckers exist, there is also such a thing as a bi-articulated bus.
It’s like the result of a guilty liaison between an ordinary bus and a train.
So, how has your month been?