First draft

Friends, today I wrote two of the most hopeful and satisfying words in our language: The End.

I finished the first draft of a novel that began unspooling on Sunday, May 20th, 2012, 12:39 p.m. It netted out at 266,074 words, making it 200,000 words longer than anything else I have written. Perhaps it was a fool’s journey. Perhaps, when I begin the long task ahead of editing I will wonder what the hell I thought I was doing. But this morning, right now, I feel like a god.


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