Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Last Word

Just wrote the ending of "Who Wants To Be A Hero?" - closing with a final line that has a very oh-no-here-we-go-again flavor. First draft word count: 125,429 (including chapter headings). It will lose some weight in editing, but it may gain some as I seek other opportunities to punch up the humor.

I will need some eyes on how the first episode or two flows before I start editing (specifically to discern if I'm on the right track with the POV and the epithets), but right now, I am definitely in cool-down mode.

And conversely, in warm-up mode ... two next-novel ideas fighting it out for mysterious dominance in the back of my head.

Onwards!

2 comments:

Jonathan said...

Congrats on finishing that first draft! Lots of people start but not many finish, so it's quite an accomplishment.

Lindsey Duncan said...

Thanks!