Day 90: The Job Is Done

It’s a holy mess and I don’t remember half of what I’ve written.  But it’s a 102,000 words long, it has characters I love, and most of all, it has a beginning, a middle, and an end.  I am very happy to announce I just finished my novel draft.

Of the 90 days of this novel-writing challenge, today was the hardest.  I knew I couldn’t say it was “done” until I got through this day, but still I put it off until after I’d done my Sunday chores and finished the Sunday crossword puzzle.  And yet I put it off.  And put it off.  I think it’s because I didn’t want the story to end, to say goodbye to the characters.  I know I’ll be getting to know them better in the rewrite, but still, I feel like they’ve moved on.

I actually have a lot more I want to share with you about this whole process, but I want to get my thoughts in order.  In the meantime, I just wanted to thank everyone for seeing me through this challenge; it really was a big help to know I had people out there watching for me, making sure I wouldn’t miss the deadline.

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