Huston, we have a first draft.
I finished it just before Christmas. You’ll notice the title page has a subtitle different from what appears on the site and different from what you may have heard me describe before. This is a “known issue,” as we say in the software industry. I’m furiously creating and discarding subtitles.
But I’ll post more on that later.
For now, I am celebrating the creation of the longest sustained narrative of my career. I have 185 glorious pages of characters in 12 point font (standard margins, no less). Word tells me I have 46, 915 words. I still have to write the epilogue. I need a dedication page to thank Holly and the kids. But it’s done.
I’ve written a book.