I found my writing race with Carol and Helen so helpful that I am joining the write-a-novel-in-a-month folk this year. November - in case you didn't know - is National Novel Writing Month, where those who sign up strive to write (a very short) novel of 50,000 words.
Of course the aim is not to actually have a saleable novel at the end of it, but rather to have the makings of a whole book which can then be worked on. It's to using the incentive of a lot of people working towards the same goal to keep your nose in a book. Oh, ok, fingers to the keyboard.
I've never done this, but I need the incentive to get STORMLORD'S EXILE* - book 3 of the Watergivers trilogy - towards the finish line.
So if you are part of NaNoWriMo this year, friend me, ok? You'll find me here. And nudge, poke, encourage and otherwise nag me into getting it done. Well, actually all you will have to do is post your daily totals. I have discovered I am very competitive!
I am only a bit over 60,000 words into the book as the month of November begins, and I hope to double that. So think of me for the next 30 days...