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21 November 2006 @ 02:33 pm
holy carp.  
I've just turned in THE QUEEN'S BASTARD, which came in at 139,000 words. I sent it to my editor with the subject line of, "slightly late, but geologically speaking, right on time," which she thought was funny. :) I have to go get heavier paper to do the actual printout for submission, but it's TURNED IN.

Would you like to see my working schedule for the last twelve months? This is my working schedule for the last twelve months,

I am, for all intents and purposes, *done*. I have to write another 18K before the end of December so I can reach 400K for the year and bring Ted out to dinner in Paris, I have to do two scripts and my line edits on COYOTE, but I am DONE. DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE!

*falls over and kicks feet*!
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on November 21st, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
Couldn't you just take him to Paris anyway? I'm sure he's been a sweetie enough over the past ten years to deserve it.

(Of course, you may get a better meal if you make him cook it rather than go all that way, but what the heck.)
kitmizkit on November 21st, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
No, the whole idea is I have to reach 400K. Going to Paris for dinner is my (our) reward for me writing that much. :)
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on November 21st, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)

That's a hell of a lot of writing, though.

And I just got the email that Thunderbird Falls and Urban Shaman have been dispatched, together with papersky's Tooth and Claw. Yay!
dtm on November 21st, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
You submit on actual paper?
I don't understand this idea that you need to convert electrons into ink on paper. Why isn't printing it out nicely the job of your editor and/or publisher? After all, they're going to reformat it and reflow it however they want anyway when they turn it into compressed wood pulp objects for the mass market, right?

And, given that, I don't understand this distinction between "submission" that requires paper and "turned in" that apparently does not.
kitmizkit on November 21st, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
Re: You submit on actual paper?
Don't be difficult. :)
Jay Lakejaylake on November 21st, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
Yay you.
Myles Corcoranmylescorcoran on November 21st, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's metric tonne of writing.

[makes awed noises]

Paris is in your sights!

dqg_neal: nanodqg_neal on November 21st, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, on the side note of too much information...

While a lot of writing...assuming 250 words per page, it requires approximately 55 million words to fill a metric ton of paper.

And that was my brain regurgitating the useless data for the day.

On the bright side, I'd probably bring my wife to Paris for a meal after the sale of my first book... and it would probably cost me all the money I got as an advance to do it. *sigh*

Sanguine Pensanguinepen on November 21st, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
That's cool of you to share you schedule. I'm hoping to have to write by one too someday. :)
Amberleyamberley on November 21st, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
Never satisfied

Now how's your NaNoWriMo coming along? :-)
kitmizkit on November 21st, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Never satisfied
We do not speak of such things among my people!
Genistagenitiggie on November 22nd, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
And THEN you must come to YORKSHIRE!