Friday, October 26, 2007

The End

Last night I finally got to type the two sweetest words a writer knows. Six little letters that when strung together produce a satisfied smile of accomplishment, a sigh of relief, or if you're like my buddy Christine, a snoopy dance.

THE END.
(translated into writer's speak - WOO HOO!)

Law of Averages is DONE.
I'm going to put it away for a day and then go back for a final polish, a spit and shine, then send it off to my editor by Halloween.
I feel particularly good about this story because I've never produced a piece so fast, approximately 6 weeks for 35,000 words. Of course, my housework went undone, my laundry piled up to new heights and I've barely seen my children, but we all make sacrifices, right?
And I really LIKE this story and the characters. I hope you will to, if my editor accepts it for publication ;D (feel free to cross you fingers on my behalf)

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I blogged over at Six Degrees of Sexy today -- SEX and FOOD. Please pop by and prepare to lick your lips.

15 comments:

Tempest Knight said...

Yayy! Congrats on finishing your story!

Nicholas said...

Well done! I can't wait to read it.

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks Tempest and Nicholas!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Congrats, babe!

Leah Braemel said...

What - are you some kind of writing machine? 35K in 6 weeks and it goes out the day after you type The End? How the heck do you do that? I'd be spending the next six months editing! Agonizing over every single word choice. Talk about making me totally unworthy!

Ann said...

Congrats!

Christine d'Abo said...

OMG Wylie this is AWESOME!! Congratulations on getting this one out so fast. I really can't wait to read this.

And you know what's coming...wait for it...

*does the snoopy dance*

Thomma Lyn said...

WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! That's fantabulous, Wylie! And please send it my way if you'd like me to give it a read -- I'd be more than happy to! :)

Big hugs and congratulations! Don't ya just love those words: The End. :-D

Wylie Kinson said...

SHG and Ann - thank you!!

Leah - if you only knew how funny that was. I was editing as I went, along with Red's help :), and it flowed really well. There's no major complicated plot, so it wasn't overly taxing...
And I still can't hold a candle to my other Six Degree-ers. Those gals can pump out the words. I'm in awe of them.

Christing - I was counting on it :)

TL - Your eagle eye critiquing would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thomma Lyn said...

Wylie....

I AM LOVING IT!!! I hope to have it back to you by tonight, or tomorrow at the latest.

*big grin* :-D

Rhian said...

wahoooooooo Wylie!! Doing the dorky rhi-dance for you.

Red Garnier said...

yahoo, I am a snoopy dancing with you!!! ;) And KK will LOVE your LoA! LOVE it, love it, love it!

Amy Ruttan said...

CONGRATS!!! WOOHOO!!! Sorry I am so late responding to this, but I am Very excited for you. :)

Bonnie said...

Coming over long after the party started to offer up a WAY TO GO!!!


:::sends virtual chocolate fountain:::

julia said...

Way to go, Wylie! Laundry, shmaundry. THE END is worth every washer load.