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22 February 2015 @ 10:09 pm
i finished it!  

I went off this afternoon to write and meet up with a friend, and accomplished some 3750 words before our meeting. I was pretty sure I’d broken through the Novelist’s Event Horizon, and thought maybe if I went back to write a little more, I could finish MAGIC & MANNERS sometime tomorrow. So I went back and blew through 2000 words in an hour (that’s about my top speed), said on Twitter that I thought I might keep going, wrote another two sentences, and was like “no wait i’m done!”

I stared at a minute and concluded I was, in fact, satisfied with that, and now MAGIC & MANNERS, which I started about five years ago, is finished! At least in rough draft.

The truth is that I’m not usually all that “yay!” about finishing a book anymore, but in this case I actually feel quite yay! Not sure why, but it’s a lovely feeling!

The next month is going to be full. of. revisions. MAGIC & MANNERS, a straight-up Regency, an Old Races short story, and my nephew’s book all need revision. Between revising I’m going to be writing the detailed synopsis for the second Regency and for REDEEMER, which I had hoped would be my March writing project but which is realistically going to be the April-May project.

In the meantime, MAGIC & MANNERS will be being edited, revised to editorial specifications, given a cover, copy-edited, laid out, made into e-book files, and released in its full shiny format to its patrons, and then relatively soon thereafter to the world.


ytd wordcount: 76,100

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on February 22nd, 2015 09:16 pm (UTC)
jenmaryajenmarya on February 23rd, 2015 11:18 am (UTC)
Congrats! Looking forward to reading it.
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on February 23rd, 2015 01:08 pm (UTC)
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on February 23rd, 2015 03:43 pm (UTC)

(Has it really been five years? Oof.)
kitmizkit on February 23rd, 2015 04:35 pm (UTC)
*squints dubiously* Apparently it's only been three, since I posted the first chapter in April 2012, it looks like. It sure seems like longer. Huh. :)
Geek of Weird Shitgows on February 23rd, 2015 04:55 pm (UTC)
Okay. /That/ I can believe.

Still. Where the fuck have the last three years gone? O.o