This Friday night, I finished the first draft of my novel. The plot took an unexpected turn and possibly crashed head first into a tree, but it's salvagable. After all, I have at least two more drafts to go before I'll consider myself finished. I always said that this novel would be the one that I did properly, and I don't feel like going back on my word.
What I was pleased with about myself and my writing during the process so far was the way that I used planning methods, although vague, and I stuck to them.
Something that I need to work on now is research and historial accuracy. I may just go and do that now. I saw Australia on Sunday with Grandma and Mum and it gave me a starting point for research. Yay for Baz Lurhman or however you spell it. By the way, if you're thinking about seeing it, it's very good but dont buy a big Coke to take in with you because everytime you think you'll just nip off to the loo, something interesting happens.