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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Stick A Pitchfork In Me!

I'm thrilled to announce that THE ROAD TO HELL is done! Well, the first draft, at any rate. 76,300 words (read: about 300 manuscript pages). It's now in the very capable hands of my faboo Crit Partner and my awesome Loving Husband.

Say it with me: HUZZAH!

One of the things that I dig about writing a series: I get to see the characters really take shape over the course of the book AND the series. One of the players in HELL'S BELLES has a major role in ROAD...and I have to say, he's an evil li'l devil, and when I'm not shivering from his evilness, I'm totally loving him. (That doesn't mean I won't slap him around and make his life a living hell, heh. Actually, he gets his own book. I guess he's the Wolverine of my series...)

Anway, fingers crossed that my CP and LH -- and my amazing Beta Reader, who's weighing in on whether she wants to read ROAD now or after it's revised -- don't hit their heads against the wall when reading ROAD.

And now...off to review the copy edits for HB. :-)

((Insert happy hellion dance here))

8 Comments:

At 8:10 AM, Blogger Jim C. Hines said...

Congrats and huzzah!

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger Sybir said...

Whoo hooo!!! Congrats!

Treat yourself to something special!

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

Wow! Congrats! You win. :::grumbles:::

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger Ewoh Nairb said...

SWEET BUBBLING DEVILS!!!

OK, so I have no idea where that came from, but GOSH and GOLLY I'm happy for you :D

That is great news. I hope the edits on HB go swiftly and easily for you.

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger Heather Brewer said...

*stab* Yay!!! You are so amazing! We loyal Hellions bow before you, O Dark One :)

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Luna said...

JACKIE!

(Guess who.)

Congrats on the finished draft! I share your enormous sense of accomplishment. It's making me all warm and fuzzy ;).

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

You guys all seriously rock. :-)

Mich, I cheated: I didn't hit the 80K mark. But done is done. I'm waving you on at the finish line, girlie!

(And Also, A Vampire, I have a feeling your first name begins with a "k"... :-)

My faboo crit partner deserves a medal for (A) reading the entire beast in one day, and (B) giving such amazing advice.

 
At 6:26 PM, Anonymous jamie ford said...

Huzzah! That's a wonderful feeling. Nothing like knocking off a personal Mt. Everest, without oxygen tanks no less. Congrats.

 

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