Sunday, January 25, 2009

WHAT WE DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT HERE

I AM DONE

180 pages

47,742 words

Number of months it took to complete: 18

Number of times each word appears:

Blood: 9
Cicada: 7
Grass: 18
Iced tea: 2
Lemonade: 2
Lobotomy/ies: 4
Love: 45 (but this includes "clover" and "glove" and "beloved")
Panda: 50

What writing a novel is mostly: staring at the wall, wondering if you've earned another snack.

5 comments:

Matt said...

Way to go:)

Michael Northrop said...

Woowoo! Congratulations! That is fantastic. Does it still end with a rainstorm?

Leigh Stein said...

No, I pushed the rainstorm in front of a train. Now it ends with a barbecue.

personage said...

Yay!! Congrats!!

:)

jwu said...

Yay!!! I'd like to think that the wii (or your brilliant mii) had something to do with getting you to the finish line!