Monday, February 9, 2009

One project done

Yippee! Break out the kegs! Hide the women and children! I have just finished the first draft of my longest piece to date. Invasion is done at 263 pages of crap I am sure, but it is done. Now to let it sit while I finish the second draft of my YA book, Big Chief's Gold.

In other news- I just received my copy of Monstrous in the mail today. It looks awesome and features our very own Aaron A. Polson (He did have the A. in the byline) It also features a great modern master, Steve Alton, of Meg fame. (Just so you all feel a little better, his first book Meg took him ten years to write but he has written like ten books since then, which has been about 10 years.)

Now I think I can relax a little and focus more. I just feels good to get another project crossed off the list. Kind of like the plumbing project I did yesterday.

13 comments:

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Great job, man...that's gotta feel good. Is Monday too early in the week for microbrew by the liter?

Jamie Eyberg said...

never too early for that!

Aaron Polson said...

Congrats--it feels good to knock out a novel, published or not.

Yep, the "A." is in there. Might be one of the last times you see it. By the way, the fish (from the bio) is dead. RIP fish.

Have a good one.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I LOVED the second MEG book. When I was a kid shark attack books were my crack : )

Danielle Ferries said...

Great news. I love that huge feeling of accomplishment when you finish a book.

BT said...

Hearty congrats, mate.

Never under estimate the power of writing 'the end'. It's a huge milestone as many would be novelists don't get that far.

Go have a drink, take the better half out to dinner - celebrate your achievement.

Aaron - sorry about the fish.

Nat - 'shark attack books were my crack' - that has gotta hurt, girl.

Sometimes I'd love to actually understand what people are saying, before I jump to the wrong conclusions.

Jeremy Kelly said...

Man, congratulations. It must feel pretty good.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Congrats on finishing. I can only imagine how good that must feel.

Jamie said...

good job! no how 'bout that trim?

Jamie Eyberg said...

That was my wife complaining about the other projects around the house.

K.C. Shaw said...

Congrats! You definitely need to celebrate!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Woot! Woot! Woot!

Barry Napier said...

Finishing a project is definately one of the most gratifying feelings in the world. Congrats!