I’ve done it! I’ve finished my final draft, and sent off copies to some awesome beta readers!
Ahem, it can be a roller coaster of emotion…
This final draft came in at 47,500 words, and took 38 days. In total, this whole novel has taken 6 months and 1 day to get to this stage – the quickest I have ever written a complete novel (and yes, I’m officially stating that 47.5k is novel length… if you want to disagree, make sure you have tissues!)
I shall now be:
- Eating chocolate
- Actually dusting stuff before I vacuum
- Eating cake
- Enjoying time with my kids… or at least watching them leave the house with a cheery ‘See ya’
- Sitting in beer gardens while ‘socialising’ the dog
- Hopefully writing some short stories and submitting them to competitions and journals.
Do you like how the writing stuff comes last? It’s actually my main plan – I’ve already got my new notebook ready – but I can write while eating chocolate, drinking cider and people-watching in coffee shops!
What are you up to over the summer?