This is a neat little section, didn't realise that it existed I've been working on the same novel for 3.5 years now. It was born when I sat down one day and thought, "I'm going to write something, that I never show anyone else, just for fun." I had no idea when I sat down what I was going to write so I just went with the first thing that came to my mind and let it grow, and I ended up falling in love with it. This ended up yielding, in under a month, about 20K words / 70 pages featuring two main characters and a bunch of side characters that really interested me. I decided I would take it as far as it would go while I still enjoyed it. Now, 3.5 years later, I'm in the middle of a major rewrite and hoping to complete a proper first draft. Previously, I had run down a few hundred rabbit holes, turning side characters into POV characters to better understand them, giving them their own side characters, then turning them into POV characters. The story got lost. In this revision, I am getting it back. My goal has been to write daily. My daily goal is pretty fluid, as long as I am writing and not losing momentum I am happy, but generally I aim for around 500 words per day, but (for example) a few days ago I was revising some stuff from a previous iteration and moving it over into the current stream, and I was happy with that. Yesterday I hit 39 days in a row writing ... today aiming for day #40 The story is mostly a fantasy story, but it sits more along the lines of works of authors like Guy Gavriel Kay than JRR Tolkien. The plot is character driven, and although there is some magic, it is in a much more ethereal sense than wizards flinging fireballs at each other. The main character is Georgina, an orphan who is a whore at the beginning of the book, but her luck changes when she is attacked by a man, kills him, and discovers he had a purse full of gold. Long story short, she ends up involved in some political intrigue, but also spins up some around her as crime lords grow interested in the gold. As secondary characters, there is her 'sister', Elise (they grew up on the streets together), Finn, a teenaged boy who has family drama and ends up involved with one of the crime lords, and Sylvia, a noble who ends up being connected with a spirit animal. I had plans for a couple others, but I think adding them in would increase the scope too much. My goal is a standalone novel, but my word count keeps going up I'm hoping when I get to the editing stage, I am able to bring it back down to a reasonable level.