I finished writing a book today!
The first draft of Eva, my latest novel, is complete. It is a break from my usual straight fantasy novel. Eva is a screwball adventure spliced with magical realism. There's feng shui, genetic engineering, lots of handcuffs, paranormal apparitional personality divinations (I told you there was magic), an elephantini, ninjas, FBI, and a topping of romance.
It's a strange blend of genres, which might make it difficult to sell. But you know what? I don't care. I loved writing it. This story has been humming and clacking in my brain for three years now. Finally, it (and I) am free!
Because I love stats, here are the few I compiled for Eva:
- Book length: 444 pages
- Word count: 124,497
- Days spent writing Eva: 72
- Hours spent writing Eva: 127
- Number of dances I've done today: 5 and counting
- Original book length goal: 300 pages
- Minimum number of words I will trim in edits: 34,497
- Time until I begin those edits: At least two weeks
Until then, there's always the edits of the novella I wrote last year. And notes on my next novel, which I'm really excited about. And edits of Faye, the novel I completed before this that needs a massive overhaul. And structuring a nonfiction I want to write...
Today, though, there's only one priority: celebrating!