Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Did It! Woo Hoo!

I just wrote “The End” at the bottom of page 214 of the book I began on November 1. Yes, folks, for the first time I participated in National Novel Writing Month…

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…a crazy event in which writers all over the world commit to writing a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. Much to my surprise, i just finished at 50,790 words – a week early.

All I can tell you right now is that the book is titled Sidestep. It is not part of my Willow Falls series. And it is VERY much a first draft, which translates as “probably pretty awful but I really have no idea yet.”

I’m going to put it away for a week or two, enjoy Thanksgiving, maybe get a massage to celebrate and restore some circulation to my tired wrists. In a few weeks I’ll dig in and start the rewrites.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go stare at the bottom of page 214 again. The End.

Happy sigh.


  1. Congratulations! I'm so proud of you! Take a much-deserved "wrist rest" and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you, thank you! So far I'm resting by starting to knit a pair of socks for the hubs...

  2. Congratulationes tibi! Have a lovely holiday, then back to the 50-cent world.

    1. Thanks! Although I have to admit, I never left the fifty cent world, I just wrote less on weekends!


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