Saturday, November 10, 2007

Mission Complete!

I don't think I've ever posted twice in one day, but I just had to report.

In short: I did it!

My Manti book still rough in a couple of spots, but it's drafted. Everything is bridged and coherent. The story is complete. (Not sure I'm 100% satisfied with the closing scene, but I'll tinker with it later.)

The current word count is eerily close to what I predicted: 95,044.

I still need to finish up the historical notes section in the back and then go through the stack of papers lingering on my desk from my critique group before I give them the entire manuscript to some of them to hack apart.

But all of that can wait until Monday.

For now, I'm going to revel in the fact that I reached my goal of having this book drafted by Saturday, November 10, 2007.

And it feels good.

Now, where's the chocolate?

10 comments:

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Way to go. Reaching a goal always feels so good. I can't wait to read it.

Kimberly said...

I'm staggered by the word count, of course, but have managed to clear away the shock to say congrats! What a fabulous feeling that kind of accomplishment must be!

Amber said...

YAY!! Good job!

Lu Ann Brobst Staheli said...

All of that while running the Utah Chocolate Show! Wow! And you can me Wonder Woman! Way to go, Annette. I look forward to being one of those to read the entire manuscript.

Karlene said...

That's wonderful! Hooray!!

Ajoy said...

Amazing Annette! I'm so proud of you. :) Keep up your good work.

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

congrats annette. happy for you. i'll send you some chocolate along with your winning booty.

i just posted this morning and announced that you won the RS lesson reading regularly challenge, so you win the homemade BEAUTIFUL cross-stitch santa stockings fit for hanging. congrats tons annette. it really helped me to get a little more used to reading these regularly again. glad it was a good experience for you, too.

so, very cool, you finish your book and announce it ... and you win this (but i know the book finishing is cooler hon). :)

congrats you,
kathleen :)

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Congratulations, Annette.

Anne Bradshaw said...

SO pleased for you, Annette! You can now take a deep breath and enjoy the moment.

If you like inspiring music, you might also like to listen to my blog today :-) I promise it's one of those spine-tingling experiences.

Luisa Perkins said...

SO proud and inspired! Felicitations of the highest order!

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