The book draft is done

I completed the first draft to Helena the Muse at 10:08 a.m. this morning. It finished out at 84,497 words.

And ended exactly the way it should have. Thanks to Nietzsche. And the song from Notting Hill. And my writing friends. All were instrumental in my figuring out what the story was about and how it should conclude.

Now I refuse to think about it any more until I leave town to do the reorganization of the first third of the manuscript, to get the action a bit more up front.

What a ride it’s been since Nov. 1 when I began the novel with NaNoWriMo. It has been amazing–meeting all the Java crew–especially Audrey and Ivy and Henry.

I can’t believe I finished it.

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