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30 May 2006 @ 03:08 pm
and it's done.  
Rewrites on the end of the book are done. Today, for the first time in ... months. *Many* months. I do not hate the book. I don't ever want to see it again (which is unfortunate, because I still have some detail work to do through the body of the thing), but while writing today was slow, it wasn't a god-awful struggle. I ended up writing more new pages than I expected, and I don't know if I'd just managed to psyche myself out with the paragraphs-not-pages thing, but it wasn't too horrible. I also won several games of solitaire.

For the first time *ever*, I'm satisfied with the end of the book. I added two new chapters and removed or altered probably another chapter's worth. Maybe more. Hard to tell, at this point. The manuscript (at the moment; it'll probably change) is 509 pages long, 33 pages longer than the last draft, which had already been the longest draft of a book I'd ever written.

I am emotionally wrung out, man.

ytd wordcount: 181,800
miles to Isengard: 53
 
 
 
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on May 30th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
But you did it. Hooray!
kitmizkit on May 30th, 2006 10:23 am (UTC)
thank you. *collapses*
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kitmizkit on May 30th, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC)
*laugh* thanks :)
Alix (Tersa): Writing (tersa)tersa on May 30th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
That which doesn't kill us, all that crap.

:)

*pompoms* Go Kit!
kitmizkit on May 30th, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC)
I am not entirely sure it hasn't killed me. But thank you. :)
Elial Shadowpine: muse hunterelialshadowpine on May 30th, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
kitmizkit on May 30th, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you. That's a radical, kick-ass icon. :)
Brianlogrusboy on May 30th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
Goody! Now you have more time to perform for my amusement! Which, oddly enough, doesn't appear on your To Do list--presumably this is so no one else gets jealous...
kitmizkit on May 30th, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC)
*flat look*
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Brianlogrusboy on May 30th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
A quite reasonable guess, but incorrect. It was just another demonstration of why I keep my day job instead of running away to be a comedy writer...
Brian: bunny phbbtlogrusboy on May 30th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
Fine. Don't be my performing circus animal. I'm still gonna read my shiny, new copy of Thunderbird Falls, and your stubborn insistence on being your own person won't stop me! So there! :P