I made my monthly writing goal. I wrote a total of 5878 words. (Goal was 5000.) It was nice to take the time to actually write. It adds up slowly; but still, progress is progess.
One thing I've learned this month is to just get the story out. Don't worry about perfection. It may not come out on paper the way that I see it in my mind. But I need to get the plot line down, the characters in, the storyline there. After the story is written, I can go back and fine tune it. Find what works and what doesn't work.
I've decided that I need some writing goals if I ever want to finish the novel. So, for the month of May my goal is 2000. Not as high as last month's goal, but still something that will get me motivated to write.