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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 04:57 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...