I'm not sure if I'm going to finish the first draft of my fantasy novel by the end of the year, as was my intention, but I'm definitely going to come very close to my goal. I've almost finished the second part of the book and then there would be only the third part left. It's around 50K now and it's hard to believe that I've come this far. It all started many years ago with a tiny ten-chapter story that didn't come up to more than 20K and that would not let me go, though I put it behind me time and time again. It has had so many versions, drafts, revisions and rewrites but now I think it is finally shaping into what it is supposed to be - all thanks to my impromptu participation in NaNoWriMo two years ago when I discovered a giant plot hole in the story that ultimately brought from its depth the story I'm currently working on.