Thursday, May 14, 2009

She's out!

And I'm finished. 75,000 mostly harrowing words later, and the Woman is finally out of the Wall. Poor thing.

And, of course, in some ways the story turned out not to even be about her at all. Isn't that always the way? Just who she is, how she gets out of the wall and what the story is really about, are secrets that await the loving eyes of my beta readers. (Most of you probably know who you are...if you're in doubt, you'll find out sooner or later...)

So, over the next week or so I'll work on a few edits I know I need to make, then the Woman Finally out of the Wall, will become the Woman Stuffed in the Bottom Drawer For a Few Weeks, so I can re-read in a month or six weeks with something of a fresh eye, before she's allowed out of there and into the world. Of Loving Betas.

I've had a pretty ferocious week of writing this week - check the Koala's stats! I'm going straight back to fully approved and stamped with love come check in time. I'm somewhat drained. Still, I'll dive into the edits in a day or so and then I'll claim a post-WIP break to read something that will make somebody in pink stripy socks jump for joy.

16 comments:

Whirlochre said...

Hurrahs all round.

I know it isn't finished, but it sort of is, isn't it? The first big wave of hard stuff.

So find yourself a bouncy castle and have a good leap around (or whatever it is they do in Oz to celebrate).

JaneyV said...

Congrats McK. Awesome achievement (and as I have so far to go - believe me, I am in awe). Can't wait to see it in print.

I also marvel at your output this week.

I should close my mouth now. Flies.

fairyhedgehog said...

Well done, McK!

sylvia said...

HURRAY! That's great news - well done. You've worked so very hard, you definitely deserve a bouncy castle!

Aniquez de los mil luces said...

Congratulations!!!

A big Yay for ya!

jjdebenedictis said...

Congratulations! And I totally want to read this book. When's it going to be for sale in Canada, huh? Huh?

Sarah Laurenson said...

Bouncy castle? Not asking...

Huzzah! Awesome job. I'm trudging through that edit thing today. 20 chapters down, about the same to go.

blogless troll said...

Congrats.

J.C. Montgomery said...

I am sooo happy for you. Never mind the green, green color of my envy showing through. It's nothing. Really.

[rubs skin real hard]

Look, it's fading already.

[fade dammit, fade!]

Chris Eldin said...

I've been waiting for this moment! And I hope you give me a second chance, and you know what I mean...
:-) Pretty please?

Aerin said...

*pssst* do you need a beta reader? me, me, me!!

Aerin said...

(also, note to self to hire a bouncy castle for Whirl's bday)

Robin S. said...

YAY!!!!

Congrats, girl.

Ello said...

Congratulations!!!!!

pacatrue said...

Mucho congrats.

writtenwyrdd said...

Nice to know you avoided the slash of your own claws. Congrats on hitting the finish line!