100% – 163,020

And… done.

My second draft of Chaos is complete at 163,020 words. This is actually the first time I’ve had a complete, consecutive manuscript with no holes and nothing missing–everything would make sense read front to back.

My husband was thrilled. This was the birthday present he’d specifically asked for, and I managed it 2 days early. My kids did a little happy dance around me in the kitchen, and my youngest (who was only a year and a half old when I began this project) offered me a celebratory sip of his juice in honor of the momentous occasion.

I know this is generally the point where you’re advised to put your manuscript aside and get some distance from it before diving back in for another draft, but I finished that last 10k words after a 3 month break, and my brain is filled with ideas on how to crank this thing up to the next level.

Never turn down the Muse, my friend.

~ RM

3 thoughts on “100% – 163,020

  1. This is BRILLIANT news! BRILLIANT!

    I’m so pleased for you. And 10k in two days is amazing. YAY!

  2. What a marvelous thing! Congrats – I’m so excited for you (happy dances).

  3. Husband’s birthdays must be the catalyst. Mine’s coming up at the end of this month and for his present I’ve promised a fully edited version of my WIP. That you managed to keep your promise will inspire me to keep mine. Thank you.

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