I did it! I finished my manuscript today! Actually, I finished yesterday. Today I changed one word, and now I'm wondering if I should change it back. No matter; there are 91,370 words total, so I'm going to leave the word for now. It's time to celebrate!
Alas, two minutes into my crazy girl dance, a list has generated itself in my mind of all that needs to be done now that I am rejoining the rest of humanity. It's time to pay some bills, call my mother, and return those overdue library books. But first on my to-do list is updating my blog.
The last time I blogged was two years ago, just before Nanowrimo of 2010, when I set everything aside to write what became the rough draft of my young adult novel, "The Existence of Pity." Now, on August 31, Blue Moon Day, I can finally say the project is complete. I want to thank the dear ones who made it possible: my sweet husband Chris, my darling daughters, and wonderful Diane Skelton. Without them, there is no way I would have crossed that finish line. My family offered comic relief and delicious dinners while Diane was a constant source of enthusiasm and motivation. Thank you all so much! New cars all around!
But wait, Olivia just showed me this link, http://www.mylifetime.com/astrology/free-readings/chinese/reading-tea-leaves and my tea leaves say I haven't crossed the finish line. No, I've only stepped up to the racing blocks. I've written a manuscript, but now it's time to get it published, and my tea leaves tell me I'll need lots of patience. I don't have patience! All I can say is I hope Chris, Olivia, Natalie, and Diane will stick around. They've been so patient with me, maybe they can show me how it's done.