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I did it! I totally did it! I defied all reason and dug my heels in and refused to stop writing! And by gosh I did it!

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I did it! I totally did it! I defied all reason and dug my heels in and refused to stop writing! And by gosh I did it! Santos is officially written and I can proudly call myself a novelist (I'm ignoring the fact that editing will soon have to follow, let me enjoy the glory while I can)

And now that the patting myself on the back and embarrassing gushing at my own miraculous achievement is over (I blushed a little but it didn't stop me from sticking with the title of this post) I present you with my month of literary abandon... 

DAY 1 - I started with the best of intentions, as anyone else would. I sat down on the first day and made it to 1667 for the first time. It was late but it felt great. I was proud... And I managed to have a night of Christmas decoration painting before I sat down to write...

DAYS 3, 4, 5 and 6 - Nothing. Zilch. Not a word. Not even the best of intentions would have gotten me to sit in front of the computer screen. I tried switching the computer on, bu…