I did it! I FINISHED! I actually typed The End. And then I went and taught a fitness conditioning dance class and came home and couldn't feel my arms thanks to all the typing mixed with the work out.
But I FINISHED!
So here's a final recap of this explosion of words.
I started writing this draft on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
I finished on May 31, 2012!
I wrote 65,000 words.
I went out of town 4 times during the course of this draft.
I changed the name of my MC 3 times!
I attended two weddings too.
I thought it was going to be really hard to finish and I'd be up all night, but actually it was pretty easy going and happened around 6:30PM.
This novel is unlike anything I've written before.
I had a few false starts and wrote a bunch of words that I threw out before I started this draft in April.
I had the idea for this novel almost a year ago. I never jump into shiny new ideas. I must allow the idea to sit in my head and grow for about a year before I usually feel ready to manifest it on paper.
I think this might be why I write so fast--there is A LOT of pre-thought involved.
There were also a few conversations with my agent about the plans before I wrote.
And now my draft is in the hands of The First Novels Club.
I'm going to BEA next week!
Wheee! So I'm taking a short writing break to gear up for revisions. And also start the next WIP.
How is everyone else doing with their writing goals?