Friday, May 6, 2011


I finally finished my novel, Rising Book 1, yesterday. It's was one of the most difficult books I have ever written and I would not have been able to do it without so much support along the way.

The great news for me is that the only thing missing on this story for the past couple of months has been the last chapter. I could not figure out how to end the book, and got so frustrated trying that I finally set it aside for a month to take a reading hiatus.  The rest of the story, however, has already been edited and revised multiple times, and put through several beta readers. This is going to make final editing super easy.  All I have to edit is the last chapter.

I'm so, so, so relieved that this book is done.

Time between the day I started this book and the day I finished:  1 year, 2 months, 15 days. 

Final word count: 119,554

Amount of sanity I have left: Um, did I have any to begin with?


  1. wowzers!
    great job! go celebrate =)
    and good luck with the editing.

  2. Look at that word count! It's like you finished TWO books. So doubly congrats!

  3. Congratulations! There is no feeling in the world like that of finally finishing a novel, is there? Go do something spectacular to celebrate!

  4. This is great. Congratulations!

  5. *jealous*
    Kidding! I'm very happy for you! Now, wine and celebrations! You deserve it!

    - EEV

  6. Wow, that is a doubly huge feat with a word count like that. Congratulations! And yes, that deserves celebration!

  7. Yay, yay, yay! And that word count looks very similar to the one I'm currently trying to cut down!

  8. Kimberly-Thank you!! :D

    Rachel-Thank you, and good luck with yours! Haha, I tried to see what I could cut down, and even asked my beta readers. It's been determined that I just have one long story. O_o


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