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novel progress report - done?

Um, I'm not sure that I'm ready to say this, but I think I just finished writing Empire Ship. Wow, holy cow. I wrote something like 35,000 words in less than three weeks. That plus I also did a whole lot of living. What an amazing three weeks these have been. Somehow I'm still alive. I feel like a genius. Go call the Weekly World News.

Details:
. Final word count is 133,771 - a gain of nearly 5000 words from the last update (128,900). Wowza, no wonder I feel like curling up under a rock and dying.
. Final page count of 438 - a gain of 15 from the last update (423).
. No mood music assistance these last two days, except Kij's purring, the music of rain on terra-cotta paving stones, and the papery sound of wind through the palm trees outside our balconied room.

Um, that is all, I guess. I expect the last bit will need some re-finishing, but I'm done writing the novel!
Yay me!

Exhaustedly yet Satisfiedly,
Chris

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kijjohnson
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:23 pm (UTC)
YAYAYAYAYAY! I love my genius boyfriend, I mean husband.
mckitterick
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:31 pm (UTC)
Muchas schmoooooooochas!!

Your Chris
dr_poetus
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:23 pm (UTC)
BOO-YAH! You take that novel and you tell it who's it's daddy.
mckitterick
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:31 pm (UTC)
W0000T! I be its daddy, don'tcha know ya.

Chris
louie_d_
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:27 pm (UTC)
Yay!!!

Do we get a preview?
mckitterick
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:32 pm (UTC)
Hey, good idea! Hmmm... I'll letcha know when I put up a page. Probably linked from my Novels page on my personal website.

Chris
scarlettina
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:36 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Chris! Go you!
mckitterick
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Are you here at WFC enjoying the wireless internet, too?

Chris
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jensixstones
Oct. 29th, 2004 12:05 am (UTC)
Pa-pa-pa-POW!
Good job!
-Jen
mckitterick
Oct. 29th, 2004 10:23 am (UTC)
Go Batman go!
professormass
Oct. 29th, 2004 12:25 am (UTC)

Please accept my sincerest congratulations. Hopefully, I'll join you in the land of "written my novel" in a few months. ;^)

Can't wait to see it on the shelves, Chris.
mckitterick
Oct. 29th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
Good luck to you!

I sure would like to finally see my name on a bookshelf, as well - let's hope the response time for this one is less than three years, eh?
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mckitterick
Oct. 29th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
Thankooo!
blzblack
Oct. 29th, 2004 12:57 am (UTC)
Incredible! It's hard for me to do 35 words in a week, let alone 35,000! Congratulations, Chris.

Trent
mckitterick
Oct. 29th, 2004 10:26 am (UTC)
Oh, no, it took three damned tough weeks. I can manage 5000 in a day, but only every so often. And I had the luxury of just writing the scenes I'd already outlined.

Chris
emessar
Oct. 29th, 2004 04:02 am (UTC)
Cool. Congrats man! At that pace, if you keep writing, you might rival Steven King's record for novels done in a year. So when's your next novel going to be done? Just ribbin' ya' ...

see you later,

Michael
mckitterick
Oct. 29th, 2004 10:29 am (UTC)
Heeee, but I doubt it. It takes me a long time to flesh out the characters, story, background, and everything else. The writing part is the easy and pleasurable part for me... well, when I don't give myself deadly deadlines, anyhoo.

Chris
carolynturgeon
Oct. 29th, 2004 04:36 am (UTC)
Wow!! Congratulations!!
mckitterick
Oct. 29th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
Thanks!
orin2
Oct. 29th, 2004 05:04 am (UTC)
I am proud of you. Well done!
mckitterick
Oct. 29th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
That's sweet, thanks!
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mckitterick
Oct. 29th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!
canadiansuzanne
Oct. 29th, 2004 06:25 am (UTC)
Yahoo!
Feels great, doesn't it. To write "The End". Huge pats on the back.

Does this mean you'll escape from the room and mingle today at the con?
mckitterick
Oct. 29th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
Re: Yahoo!
Boy, does it ever feel good.

Yup, I'm heading to the lunch in a few minutes. See you soon!

Chris
bellanorth
Oct. 29th, 2004 06:32 am (UTC)
Fantastic! Way to go, speedy!
mckitterick
Oct. 29th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
zooooooooooooooooooom
kai_
Oct. 29th, 2004 06:45 am (UTC)
Yay!
mckitterick
Oct. 29th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
I second that!
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