This is my fourth completed novel. The joy and lightness of spirit that comes with having written is a high I’ve now experienced four times, but it doesn’t get old. If anything it just keeps getting sweeter.
AURUM took me ten months to complete. I started brainstorming ideas on the 16th of December, wrote the first sentence of the initial draft on March 4th, and the last on July 4th. I worked on some other projects for a month while I let the story ‘cool off’, and began revisions on August 8th. I completed four drafts over those two months I spent editing. In all, I wrote more than 175K words on this novel, although the final version is about half of that.
I feel good. Real good. I bought a little single-glass sized bottle of champagne and some good chocolate to celebrate.
Tomorrow I start the next one.