97,643 words. And . . . done.
How long does it take to write a book? 97,643 words. Eleven months. Don't ask how many hours.
On Feb. 21 at 6:16 p.m. I finished the first draft of Broken Through, and immediately thought I might, um, barf. My legs wouldn't hold me up. It rather came as a shock.
While one side of my brain was fairly sure I would finish the thing at some point, the other side laughed at me. Which was right?
Luckily, my main characters followed me around the house threatening mutiny if I didn't get it done. Adam, particularly. Man, that guy is ferocious. Grace, as her name might indicate, was a little more understanding. And Bruno (above)? How is he feeling?
Here I go. Off to beta readers, editors, book cover designer, and months (dare I hope weeks?) of pre-publishing angst.
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