I have so many other blogs that I want to write, but right now, I’M CELEBRATING!
SAINTS HIT 100K LAST NIGHT!
That is an accurate representation of me right now. Well, this is more accurate to what happened last night:
I’m all about the happy dances.
No, this does not mean I’ve finished writing Saints, it just means I’ve hit a pretty big milestone, and I’m extraordinarily happy about it. This whole novel has felt kind of surreal. It feels very much like a novel, but also not. Pen boys is a complete mess plot-wise, and it needs so much work, and I’m not saying that Saints doesn’t, but it feels more solid than Pen boys. It feels like Alex does. Things make sense, and I can very clearly see the end of it, and it all just feels right. Pen boys also felt right, but more in a yes this is definitely what I should be writing right now way while Saints feels like yes this is what I was meant to write. It just feels good. It feels honest. It feels like all of the things I was trying to accomplish in Ronan and could never quite figure out.
But what does 100k mean in the grand scheme? It means I am almost done. I’m anticipating part three to be about 30-40k, maybe even 50k. I only have two chapters left to write of part two, and then part three is a whirlwind of things happening and people getting shot, whoops. There are a heck ton of loose ends right now, many of which I will not be tying up in a neat little bow at the end of the book. The last scene is one hell of a cliffhanger, and I’ve got at least one, maybe two, more books in this series. That’s not counting spin-offs, either, because I’ve already got at least one planned. This world is big, and about to get a lot bigger, and I’m so happy.
100k means I’ve got a novel, a real, hefty thing that would hurt if I hit you with it, and that looks like something productive. 100k means I’m pretty damn close to the end. 100k means that I can do it. And oh man, oh man, oh man, I can’t wait for you to see what’s hiding in these 100k words.