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09 August 2008 @ 04:14 pm

I have just wrapped up CAULDRON BORNE (or whatever it’s going to be called) at an unusually short 103,000 words. This is the first time I’ve ever had a book come in short (the Walker Papers are supposed to be 110K), but it’ll no doubt grow a bit in revisions, and perhaps it coming in a little short makes up for PRETENDER’S CROWN being 180K. :)

This means I am *officially* done with the last four years of Insane Writing Schedule. My next book is not due until JUNE 2009. I am DONE DONE DONE DONE *DONE*.

…and you should see my list of potential projects. o.o

No. *No*. I have a few revisions to do to CB before I turn it in. I need to write the proposal for THE IMPERATOR’S HEIR over the next couple of weeks. But before I do ANYTHING ELSE I am going to read all the books on my TBR shelf. And I am going to SWIM. I have been watching Olympic swimmers. I lust in my heart for their form. I shall swim and swim and look like them when I am in the water. It will be lovely. Did I mention that I will READ? And I will go to MeCon and to London and I will READ, and I will eventually write the sixth Chance script, but I am going to READ. And writhe around in NOT WRITING.

It will be *good*.


ZOMG. Done. Can’t believe it! ZOMG!


ytd wordcount: 308,600

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Lady Doomlithera on August 9th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)

Congrats, lady. Looking forward to seeing it all.
Beshterbeshter on August 9th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
I just lust in my heart for some of them. I admit it, he might be young, but Michael Phelps is um....very fit. *grin*

Yes, very fit.

Congrats on finishing up, nice to have down time. PS-Dickens says hi
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on August 9th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
wednesday childewedschilde on August 9th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
whooo hoooo! :::whispers::: come to san diego. we have chinese food. oh and cookies :D
HL Henriksonveilofgrace on August 9th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! Congratulations! Go forth and celebrate. :)
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on August 9th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
Woo hoooooooo!
omegar: Speed Raceromegar on August 9th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
well done.

I suppose to a certain extent with the amount of work you do this can seem like a full time job.
annathepiper on August 9th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congrats babe! :)
Sanguine Pensanguinepen on August 9th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
Do you even remember how to breathe and take it a bit easy? You've been on one hell of a schedule.
kit: spazzymizkit on August 9th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
I really don't. It's *incredibly* difficult to try to talk myself down. @.@
(no subject) - sanguinepen on August 9th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on August 9th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Many, many congratulations.
desperancedesperance on August 9th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
Squees right back at you. And will be interested to observe how long you last, before something pokes you back to the keyboard.

And now you can definitely come to Fantasycon, right?
kitmizkit on August 9th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
FantasyCon is more dependent on money than on the schedule, for once. Hopefully yah, but we'll see.

I can usually last a couple weeks before heading back to the keyboard. Maybe longer, after this long a run. :)
Denysedenyse on August 9th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Go have some fun!
suzanne mcleodsuzannemcleod on August 9th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Mega congrats on finishing! Looking forward to reading it when it hits the shelves *g*
Pamela: BEESjeditigger on August 9th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Lady Doomlithera on August 9th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
OMG, your icon.
Pamela: Did I leave the gas on?jeditigger on August 9th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Fiction Theoryfiction_theory on August 9th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
Best response ever.