I want a T-shirt that has my current total word count on it.

I’ll update it  regularly, as a way to encourage myself…and also so I can preempt those questions I get occasionally re: ‘hey, Julie, how is that novel coming along? You done yet…?’

Er…or is this encouraging too many people to stare at my chest? OK, skip the T-shirt. Better make it a hat, then.

And at each 5000 mark, I’m treating myself to a new clothing item, or lunch at a Thai restaurant!

That ought to do it!