Well … with the first draft, anyway!
I topped out at 96,403 words, a good 15k above my original estimate. (Good thing I started out conservatively …) That’s small enough to allow me some wiggle room for fleshing out (worldbuilding details and such), and maybe I’ve matured enough as a writer to not need TOO much tightening of my writing … we’ll see. 😀
I plan to let it “cool” for a week or two (unless I just can’t stand it any more) before starting revisions. And catch up on critiques. And start seriously decluttering my house …
And rest. I have a terrible cold today. Bleah. Too much sugar (Valentine’s Day) and not enough sleep … I think I blitzed through 10k just this last week or so. (Not bad for a distracted, hurried, klutzy mom of 8 … oh, wait, that’s another story for another day …)
Have some chicken soup and a nice hot bath…
Camy Tang says
Congrats! And I ditto the chicken soup and bath. Take care of yourself, girl.
Way to go!
Decluttering–that’s on my to do list, as well–must be that time of year. 🙂
Karen Hancock says
Congratulations, Shannon. Hope you’re getting over that cold by now.
Ronie Kendig says
oh, yeah!! she’s done…and it’s a crack-a-lackin story, y’all!! 😀
Go, Shannon! Go, Shannon! o/
L. S. King says
Yay, Shannon! And it is a great story!!
I can’t wait to read it. 🙂
Congrats, Shannon! But could some of that fast writing rub off on me? I have NO kids yet and haven’t written ANYTHING in forever! Ugh! You inspire me! =)