Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I'M DONE! I'M DONE!!

Well ... with the first draft, anyway!

I topped out at 96,403 words, a good 15k above my original estimate. (Good thing I started out conservatively ...) That's small enough to allow me some wiggle room for fleshing out (worldbuilding details and such), and maybe I've matured enough as a writer to not need TOO much tightening of my writing ... we'll see. :-D

I plan to let it "cool" for a week or two (unless I just can't stand it any more) before starting revisions. And catch up on critiques. And start seriously decluttering my house ...

And rest. I have a terrible cold today. Bleah. Too much sugar (Valentine's Day) and not enough sleep ... I think I blitzed through 10k just this last week or so. (Not bad for a distracted, hurried, klutzy mom of 8 ... oh, wait, that's another story for another day ...)

8 comments:

  1. YEA Shannon!!!!

    Have some chicken soup and a nice hot bath...

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  2. Congrats! And I ditto the chicken soup and bath. Take care of yourself, girl.
    Camy

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  3. Way to go!

    Decluttering--that's on my to do list, as well--must be that time of year. :-)

    Sherri

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  4. Congratulations, Shannon. Hope you're getting over that cold by now.
    Karen

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  5. oh, yeah!! she's done...and it's a crack-a-lackin story, y'all!! :-D

    Go, Shannon! Go, Shannon! \o/

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  6. Yay, Shannon! And it is a great story!!

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  7. I can't wait to read it. :-)

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  8. Congrats, Shannon! But could some of that fast writing rub off on me? I have NO kids yet and haven't written ANYTHING in forever! Ugh! You inspire me! =)

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