Da da da!!! I clocked in roughly 3,000 words today so I could finish Circus Soul Heiress. My second novel is complete! Rough draft, yes, but it’s done! I’m ecstatic about it. I feel accomplished. It’s in dire need of revision, but IT’S DONE!
There are a few things I need to add with revision—namely description—but right now it doesn’t need the overhaul I’m dishing out to TOS as of tomorrow. (I’m sure my writing group will point out that I’m very, very wrong.) I knew CSH would be shorter than my first finished book, but it was a lot shorter than I had supposed, coming in at 91,000 words. (TOS finished at 169,000.) Revising will add some to it, but I’d rather have a book a little too short than a little too long. As I’ve learned from Brandon Sanderson, publishers don’t like printing gargantuan novels, especially for first-time publishees.
So, it’s finished. I’ll revise parts of it for class, but it won’t get a whole lot of my focus until after I rewrite TOS (which I plan to make shorter.) And I feel better about the ending of this book than the ending of TOS, which, at current, blows. (It will be MUCH better the second time around, promise.)
THE END (<--That’s what I got to write at the end of my book today!)