Friday, April 22, 2011


Hey, novel!

Yeah, you.

Guess what?

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.

Official stats:

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. 


Sophia said...

Congrats, Summer, that's awesome! Enjoy Easter and your newfound freedom from writer guilt.
- Sophia.

Catherine Denton said...

"I typed THE END on your face!" Haha, great line. Congratulations! Enjoy your guilt-free day and Happy Easter.
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Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats, Summer!

Happy Easter to you, too.

Old Kitty said...

HOOOORAAAAH!!!! Yay for you!!!!! The End!!! Wonderful!!!

HAVE A GREAT EASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

take care

Sarah Ahiers said...

YAYAYAYA!!! I knew you would do it!
Also, it's totally worth the extra effort to end up with a cleaner first draft, IMOP. I'd much rather take an extra month writing the first draft, than take an extra month revising

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations! It's always such an exhilerating feeling.

Shain Brown said...

Might we ask your plans, contemporary or self publishing? If you plan on querying when do you foresee that process starting?

Congratulations way to end the month.

Linda G. said...

Congratulations! :) *bowing*

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Saumya said...

Congrats!! So amazing!

blankenship.louise said...

(high fives)

Showed it who's boss! :D

James Garcia Jr said...

Congrats and well done! I have my second novel somewhere in my publisher's vault. Soon it will come back to me for edits. After that, I will need to begin writing book three. I think I am leaning toward something altogether different for that WIP, other than the third book in my Christian/horror crossover. No matter what it is, I look forward to writing "The End" all over its... Face, was it? Just wanted to make sure I had the anatomy correct... ;)


Jessica Ann Hill said...


Congrats, Summer!! That's awesome. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Summer!!! That is awesome.

Nelson said...

The blog is very good!

Natascha said...

Congrats, Summer!

Anonymous said...

Word. Such an accomplishment deserves a cold brewski. Or at the very least a nice cocktail. Hope you treated yourself to one, good lady! :D

Samantha Sotto said...

Congrats! That's awesome! :)

Love Design Company said...

Congratulations, i Love it. it must feel so fantastic to be finished. hope you had a lovely long weekend.

Lola Sharp said...

I'm catching up...and I know I already congratulated you privately (and on the Twitter), but CONGRATS!

And, as always, *BIG HUGS*!