I'm pleased that I've kept up the momentum from the course. I'm making sure that I write every day to build up my stock of words. Some of it will move directly into the novel but other pieces are more like limbering up exercises. This feels like progress because I'm focussing on the importance of the act of writing, to build up my stamina and experience, rather than insisting every word contributes to my "masterpiece". I'm at the stage of letting it all simmer in my head and I'm comfortable with that.