I just showered for the first time since...Monday. Yup, this is what happens when you decide to finish a draft in a week. People always ask how I write with kids, and that is my answer: live in squalor. My house is post-apocalyptal, I'm disgusting, my kids have been living on Pop Tarts and Netflix. Mom of the year right here!
But I finished writing a book! It's been like 15 months since I last did that—far too long. I am smiling like a fool, even if the book is a wild mess of a draft. It's written, which means it can only get better from this point on.
So, as is kind of my tradition, I present you with post-draft stats!
Working Title: Soulthief
Horrible Summary: After being murdered at sixteen, Sonnie Martinez reaps souls for Death, which is a dangerous job when Paladins lead a crusade to "purify" any spirit they find. But dangerous becomes downright deadly when a mysterious new threat descends upon the living realm. Sonnie must use her budding powers to form a shaky alliance between the Reapers and Paladins, but even that might not save her from a destiny Fate himself can't change. Or something.
# of Chapters: 37
# of Pages: 238
# of Words: 62, 805 (Yay short! Room to grow!)
Started: October 2011
Finished: August 2012 (About 4-5 months of work, several other months of being afraid of it)
Most prominent food item: Pizza
Favorite Character: Cedric, mmm, Cedric
Favorite Scene: Like I'd ruin it for you, but it's TWISTY.
And that's about it! On to the next project in my 6-week work marathon! Once it shows up in the mail, at least.