Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Eagle Has Landed!

Don't look now, but I might actually be a novelist!

I finished my first draft of my first novel tonight, and I feel like I'm walking (and typing) on air. The last two sessions wound up being two of my best of the whole process, as I typed 4,067 words today. And boy, did the time fly when I was doing it.

I can't believe I actually got there, and now I know why people want to do this for a living. It's for these types of moments, right now. I've never been as giddy typing a blog as I am tonight. I apologize if I'm rambling, but I don't really care.

Will it get published someday? I don't know. That's not why I did this. I set out to see if this was something I could actually do, and now it's done. It's rough and will need a lot of editing, but it's DONE.

The total word count for the work in progress is 79,731 words, and it took me exactly two months and one day from when I started to hammer it out. In a weird sort of way, I can't wait to start hacking out some of those words I agonized over in the editing process!

But that's for another day. For now, however, I'm going to relax and enjoy tonight. Woo hoo!


  1. Congratulations! God, I can't wait to have the feeling you have right now. So exciting :)

  2. Congratulations! Can't wait to read it!