This lunchtime I finished the first draft of novel 3 with 83,959 words, 89, 961 if you include THE END. Yay!
It's the novel I started in November (NaNoWriMo) writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Since then Christmas and holidays and life have got in the way but I maintained the challenge of not editing at all and just getting the story down and at last it's done.
Now for the editing, which will be a long process. I know there are things I need to add and corrections to make and probably stuff to cut out too, so it will be interesting. Main problem at the moment - though not immediately urgent - is coming up with a title. Husband suggested one while we were walking on the beach this afternoon. I wasn't convinced about it at first but now I've discovered that it was used by a popular author of romantic fiction only last summer I am certain it was the perfect title for my book!
We've been brainstorming over dinner and everything I like I find has already been used. Husband did have one other 'brilliant' idea though: that it should be called Getting to Know You and the front cover should feature two dogs sniffing each other's bottoms. I have ruled this out - although may consider it for the back cover.
This afternoon, to celebrate we took George to the beach.