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23 October 2006 @ 05:30 pm
*stupid, stupid grin*  
I have just finished writing a 555 page novel.

*stupid, STUPID grin*!

This is the first time in a *really long time* that I've been *actively pleased* about finishing a book. Wow. Wow! I am just completely goddamned delighted right now! It came in at, um. 132,000 words, and frankly the last two or three chapters need an assload of work, but *damn*, the big work is DONE! *Wow*!

*falls over and kicks feet and EHEHEHEHEHEH SQUEEEEEEE*!

ytd wordcount: 366,600
 
 
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: remy zero: somebody save me
 
 
 
desperancedesperance on October 23rd, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
Hah! That's not big. Report back when you've broken 250,000...

Meantime, squeeing with you, just for the companionship. Me, I have fifty pages to go, more or less (and I'm just at that stage where I have no idea whether it will be more, or less. I mean fewer, of course, but that loses the pun...).

Yay you, and many congrats. Now go get drunk, or whatever your personal bounce is; you have earned it, while we watched. It's kind of a privilege, y'know, this LJ-thing of watching other people work...
kitmizkit on October 23rd, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
Report back when you've broken 250,000...

If I ever write a book that big I think I'll *cry*. :)

*laughs* I know that stage intimately. Chaaarge forth! How's, er, I forgot his lj name, but the one you're in a war with, doing? Who's gonna win? :)

It's kind of a privilege, y'know, this LJ-thing of watching other people work...

I actually love that aspect of LJ. Makes me feel like I'm not the only one out there, ya know? :)

*beam* Thanks! *runs around gleefully!*
it's a great life, if you don't weaken: david bowie fuck my microphonematociquala on October 23rd, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
You *go*, girl.
desperancedesperance on October 23rd, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
If I ever write a book that big I think I'll *cry*. :)

Actually, I kind of like it; I made 280,000 on a first draft once. But my current publishers get angsty at anything over 150,000, so I'm being good.

*laughs* I know that stage intimately. Chaaarge forth! How's, er, I forgot his lj name, but the one you're in a war with, doing? Who's gonna win? :)

davidbarnett is my competitor/racemate, and I still think he's going to win. We've both had fairly sticky weeks (just soooo much else to do, y'know?), but I think he's fundamentally closer to the end than I am. Happily, it doesn't matter; as matociquala said, it's the kind of race where everybody wins. He just might get to win first, is all.

I actually love that aspect of LJ. Makes me feel like I'm not the only one out there, ya know? :)

I do know, exactly. And the fact that I've written (nearly) two books this year is not at all unconnected. Indeed, it's all about connectedness, finding yourself part of a community and wanting to keep up...
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on October 23rd, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
Yaay! Attagirl!
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on October 23rd, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
SQUEEEE!
Harold Zablehzatz on October 23rd, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
Yay!

So, what happens if the next novel is 666 pages?
kitmizkit on October 23rd, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
I start looking nervously at my neighbors! Or they look nervously at me! :)
dragondragonmyst on October 23rd, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
YAY!!

Congrats!
R. Scott Shanks, Jr.mnarra on October 23rd, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
Whee! And before the 31st!
Brian Crawfordmysticmoose on October 23rd, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
congratulations!!
Lauraskeagsidhe on October 23rd, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
You are truly most excellent and awesome. Congratulations!
ever so plucky: Zim--YAY! (Gir)aelfsciene on October 23rd, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
Woohoo, congratulations! You kick ass and all those kinds of superlatives. Can't wait to read it!
Alix (Tersa): Vinnie (tersa)tersa on October 23rd, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
Woohoooooooo!
nuj on October 23rd, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
Way to go! I can feel your giddy relief all the way over here. :)
lady_findellady_findel on October 23rd, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
Well done!!!
(Anonymous) on October 23rd, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congrats on finishing it!
Enchanted Onyxenchantedonyx on October 23rd, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congrats on finishing it!
xnamkradxnamkrad on October 23rd, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
yippee - yee haaaahhh

congrations

so wheres the next one? (ducking quickly)

Take care
Janne: Dr Woot!janne on October 23rd, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
@wheee!
jenmaryajenmarya on October 23rd, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! Congrats! Must be leviathan-sized relief.
Myles Corcoranmylescorcoran on October 23rd, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
Hey, that grin is practically visible in Cork.

366,600 words? Well done!

So when are you starting on the next one? (ducks)

Tripspace_parasite on October 23rd, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
Yay Mightiest Kit!
silkiemom on October 23rd, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Yay book! When do I get to read it? :D
dqg_nealdqg_neal on October 23rd, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
You need to go write another 100 words.. I mean can you really leave yourself with a number of 666 in the middle of your total wordcount? :)

Besides, that was only 3300 words from yesterday's word count. Don't you have more in you for the day?

But we'll be nice and give you the congrats... 'cause you deserve it.

So now.. being that you've stated in the blog you past word counts and what you do to make yourself a professional writer. What do you do on days when you finish a project before you word count goal is done? Anything special? Do you give yourself a few more days before starting the revision process?
kitmizkit on October 23rd, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
I mean can you really leave yourself with a number of 666 in the middle of your total wordcount?

Yes. :)

Besides, that was only 3300 words from yesterday's word count. Don't you have more in you for the day?

*eyes you balefully*
dqg_nealdqg_neal on October 24th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
*chuckles* I get those looks a lot, they don't phase me anymore.



Kasey Mackenziekaitiana on October 24th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
Woo woo, you totally rock! I'm thinking you'll hit that yearly goal with ease. =)
Samarcandsamarcand on October 24th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Many, many huge congratulations and big hugs and squeeing and girly jumping up and down and that sort of thing.

How did you celebrate?