No, not a post about the Incredible Shrinking Global Economy (please, I just had dinner!). I just finished the first draft of Meet the Larssons. Here’s how it ends:
Sorry, I should have posted a spoiler alert. It’s been 10 months, 104,258 words, and a whole lot of unattractive whining, but I made it. Now all I have to do is restructure the plot, rewrite most of it, and edit out the stupid parts. Can o’ corn.
I finished a novel. Heh.
According to Scrivener, it will be 462 pages when I print it out; it would be 277 pages if printed as a paperback.
Hey, I said if.
Sorry, I’m a little giddy, and mind-boggingly tired. In a few weeks, I’ll come back to it, and realize that of the 104,258 words, about 85,000 of them will be full of suck, but for now, I’m going to pretend that it’s all brilliant. Brilliant!
Now I’m going to have a glass of wine with Mrs. Unfocused in celebration of, well, me.
In case you’re interested, here’s what I was listening to when I wrote the final chapter: Up From the Ground Below, by M Shanghai String Band, the best original bluegrass music being performed today (as far as I know, anyway), and excellent music to finish a novel by.
It has been a busy week and a half, which is why I haven’t posted in a while, but I’m sure you’ve all enjoyed the break. I’ll try to catch up over the weekend. Meanwhile, have you been keeping up with the Absolute Write October Blog Chain?