I'm done, I'm done, I'm done, I'M DONE!!!
Okay, let me strive for some decorum here. (Happy dance!!) Okay, trying again.
First draft of *Marks of Repentance* (aka Shann's story, which really turned into Taafa's story, but I digress...) was completed today at 95199 words.
Last night while my brain was relaxing and I was trying to fall asleep, I began playing with the ending scenes. And it hit me, that if Taafa happened along just a few minutes later than I thought...BINGO!!! It all came together. Then I had to flip the light back on so I could jot some notes down. After the *dream* the night before, I didn't trust myself to remember anything at all come morning!
And notes in hand and 3576 words into the keyboard, and we have a completed first draft in fifteen weeks. It's funny, it seems way longer than that!
The summer now belongs to revisions of *False Perceptions* and a crit of Mar's novel, Kyrnie. I hope my brain can shift gears now! :)