Hi! I love writing. I always have. However, in the last year or so I have embarked on writing my first 'proper' novel. The idea sounded exciting at first, but as the story devolved ,I became increasingly frustrated and motivated about completing the task. I have friends in my 'real life' who write and they have giving me so much encouragement, but I have found my motivation rapidly decrease. This is where, hopefully, this progress chart will help. I'm going to publicly say, that my first draft WILL be done by December 1st 2015. Currently, I'm 9251 words and 8 chapters into my young adult detective novel. It's more than I thought I had, but I need to pick things up a bit. I have decided to try and write for at least 15 minutes a day, a goal which is acheivable I think. This progress journal will be where I write my current progress and I love to hear anyone else's experiences of writing their first book.