I typed THE END on your face!
So obviously, I finished my novel FOUR last night. Fittingly, this is the fourth novel that I have finished.
96,463 words (a few more after I spell checked. I like to cram words together. Must be because I was born in Germany.)
181 pages (I like to type single-spaced.)
I don't have the same elation that I did when I finished my first novel, but I am still UBER HAPPY. This is definitely the cleanest draft I've put out. It was hard as hell, but I think I'll appreciate my own efforts when it's time to revise.
Revisions are still going to suuuuuck, though. I like to introduce idea threads, then forget about them. Whoops!
But, hey. I'm done. And now I finally feel like I can crit and read and do things without my novel looming over my shoulder. At least for a few weeks, right? Yeah.
I wrote this post right after I finished writing, so the brain is spent. I have many thoughts about the writing of this one, and I always like to Wordle my work, so I'll have a few posts next week.
Until then, pop it like it's hot.
And happy Easter!
*not you. My novel.