Last night, I typed "The End" on my manuscript. It's just shy of 115,000 words, which is a bit on the long side, but I had to write it all. I'll deal with what gets cut after I let it sit for a while so I can look at it more objectively.
No title yet, though. I am SO bad at coming up with those. It's got to reflect the tone, the theme, the sub-genre, the characters. And be snappy. And no synopsis, either. I'm still selling on complete manuscripts, so I get to wait until I see what happens in the book before I have to summarize it.
Tonight there's a "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" fund-raising event at a local downtown club (before it opens) for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance. I'll be there with 2 of my writing colleagues. A fine way to celebrate the completion of my book. And maybe I'll get some ideas for the next one.
Today's Gratitude List
1. Getting a clean bill of health from my doctor
2. That the Y is only 5 minutes away, which probably has a great bearing on #1.
3. That hubby didn't fuss when I told him I hadn't given a thought to dinner because I was ALMOST DONE WITH THE BOOK.