I hit 50,294 words by about 11PM on June 28th, a couple of days ahead of deadline!
This novel is about the far future in New Zealand. It's a dystopian sci-fi where different species of humans war with each other and live their difficult lives. The machines play an important role, and interact with the different species in mysterious ways that no one seems to understand.
I've enjoyed writing about the ruins of Wellington, the odd church in the wilds around Nelson, the b-mod city around Napier and the g-mod military installation in the bay of islands.
I still have a few thousand words to write to finish my story. Then, let it sit and edit it later, maybe sometime next month.
Thanks to everyone at kiwiwriters for the encouragement, and congratulations to all those other winners. It's been a great month to write a novel!
I'm looking forward to SoCNoC next year. I'm sure it will do nothing but grow each year.