So yesterday, I typed the best words a writer can: The End.
Although this is the only the end of the first draft, it was such a relief to actually get there after my recent slump. I'm not sure where the last 50,000 words came from, but they're there and even if they turn out to be rubbish, at least I have something to work with in the second draft!
I've already made a few notes of things I need to be aware of or change in the second draft. I know my characters much more now than I did back in April when I started, so I can apply what I've learned from the beginning. Plus, the timeline has gone a bit wonky so that will definitely need sorting!
But while there is still work to be done, I'm still going to celebrate reaching the book's first 'The End'!