For those interested in such things, I've now writen 27,000 words of my novel. That's more than a quarter of the way through, although less than half.
Tim Dowling, Guardian writer and novelist, has nicked my(*) Flaming Nora picture for his article here at The First Post. He lists the devils against getting on with novel writing as being, in no particular order, and which I agree with him totally as being: Food, Family, Internet, Everything Within Reach of Your Desk and The Enormity of What You Are Doing.
(*)I know it's not mine, it just feels like it is. I've been using it as my blog icon since I started blogging back in 1956.