First Draft!

July 30, 2010

I’ll keep this post simple:

The first draft of Subnetworks is complete!

I slowed down in June, but started rolling downhill in July: final word count for the month was 14,500. Final word count for the novel? Probably too long. But who cares? I finally finished it!

Is it normal, when you finish a novel, to feel like you should get like a month off from everything?

  • Lisa Moore July 31, 2010 at 9:48 am

    You did it!!! Wooot!

  • Chris July 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks, Lisa! I almost can’t believe it!

  • Bill Mikulak August 2, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    That’s quite impressive, sir. I finished a dissertation, but never something that creative. I wanted to turn off my brain, remove it, and soak it in a high-proof bath. Congrats!

  • MoviePen August 3, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Way to go! Let me know if you ever want a critique.

  • Chris August 3, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Thanks folks! I actually have another draft planned before I enter the critique phase, so it may be a while. But first, a few weeks of nothing but music to clear my head. My version of a high-proof bath. 🙂

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