I did it -hit 50700 and change last Sunday. Another 30 to 40 thousand and I'll have a nice fat first draft. This week I'll do my very last bits on one of my last revisions of Bright Angel and get that off to my mentor for his comments. Then, when it is out making the excruciatingly slow rounds called for I will work on Crooked Knife, a mystery set locally. Yay!
I've got a short story out and about and a collection of poems building too. And my blog Sojourner in Labrador is being posted on the South Shore version of Haligonia. Oh, and I wrote a very silly murder mystery for our work Christmas party. So...writing is going very well, thank you.