Condensed version: The novellette draft is up to 11k right now. Up roughly 9k since the last check-in post so technically my word count goal is achieved this week. Visit the other participants who are linked here.
Long, rambling version: I've written 11k since Saturday. The basic storyline is done, I'm in the process of padding it out with (hopefully real) facts and character development. I like to work that way on shorter stories. I've spent way too much time staring at detailed maps of Ireland and figuring out what route the characters will take. More fun than it sounds. Stuff like that never makes it into my stories but I like to know which direction people are going in and how long it will take.
The end story should hit around 20k. First draft might be finished this week. I'll probably drop it and get back onto Taunt before the week is out because I want the draft of Taunt to be finished this month. I can dream. :)
Family schtuff. This week, my big girl turns four (and my little girl, seven months). Her burns aren't healing well as expected and it will be next week before a final decision is made on the skin graft - plus her physiotherapy starts next week too. This month is looking busy - we have to enrol the big girl in primary school (hello, long arse queues in the birth cert office) and the twins in playschool to secure their places, the baby is due a hearing/development test, we have to go through the (too freaking slow and red-taped) speech therapy assessment crap with our eldest again and all of the animals are overdue on their boosters. The joys of large familes. :D