I’m working on a new draft for this year’s [National Novel Writing Month](http://nanowrimo.org) — but there’s no way I’m ever going to make the 50,000 word target for my first draft by the end of the month.
By virtue of my day job, I have to watch a lot of theatre and television, and then write about it afterwards — hardly a chore, but it does bite in to the amount of spare time I could possibly devote to writing a novel.
So, in addition to the word count I will be maintaining for NaNoWriMo, I will also keep an eye on how many words I write professionally. Hopefully, combined they will beat that notional 50,000 word barrier.
Whatever happens, I think the story I’m working on is strong enough to work as a novel — but more of that anon.
In the meantime, if anyone’s thinking of Doctor Who-related Christmas presents for loved ones, I understand that The Ghosts of Christmas is still available…