It took me all day to get in gear, with many stops and starts, but I did it. I wrote my 1285 words for the day! In fact, I wrote 1342 words.

And believe me, I didn't think I was going to make it at one point. I opened up the WIP and stared. And stared some more. And read some of the challenge participants' blogs. And stared.

Well, you get the idea. It was painful going, but I wrote 875 words on my nearly done GH entry and 467 words on the new book.

Having accountability is a good thing for me. I knew I HAD to get this done. I made a commitment and I told people I was going to do it. Failure is not an option.

So now I'm cracking open a beer and celebrating. Maybe tonight, I'll sleep like a baby. Or a lazy cat….