Yesterday I passed 7000 words in my wip (work-in-progress) - in fact I passed 8000 words. Still a long way short of the 55,000 needed for the category romance line I'm targeting. But it was a personal milestone for me.
I've started writing a few books since I made the decision twelve months ago to get out there and write, and stop waiting for 'someday'. I started with a kid's book - that didn't get very far at all, but I still like the idea I have for it. I started a women's fiction - I got to just under 7000 words in that one before life stepped in and I couldn't keep up the momentum. I've also written and edited a 3,000 word short story that I entered into a competition, and a few shorter pieces of flash fiction (< 1000 words).
So to get past 7000 words is exciting for me! If (I should say WHEN!) I achieve the 25,000 words I've set as my goal for 50Kin30days, you'll hear me celebrating over in the US :)
I write very bare bones - just dialogue and a bit of action - and have to go back in and add description and details later. It's something I'm working on. So once I take those 25K words and flesh them out, I should be somewhere near the 55K. At that point, I can proudly claim to have written a book!!
Still a long way to go, but baby steps, right?!