I am actually making headway on my first real attempt at writing a complete novel. I have a file full of half-written stories that I started and then failed to finish. So, in November, when National Novel Writing Month came to my attention, I signed up and completed the 50,000 word commitment by the end of the month. However, my novel is far from finished. It is a compilation of chapters that are not entirely connected. They don’t flow into one another…yet. The substance is there, but it needs to be stitched together. Therein lies my frustration right now. I know I will finish this book but in the meantime, I must trudge through this unchartered territory and find my way as I work to complete this project.