& Then I Looked Around & Realized

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- I'm seriously coming up on the end of Drakeshelm.  It's crazy.  How did that happen.  I started it, what, a year ago?  Maybe less?  I can't recall if I went from Talldogs to Drakeshelm, or if I made a brief pass at the rewrite for Adamantine first before realizing it wasn't ready to be written, and that I needed to tackle Drakeshelm first.  Currently I'm at two coats of red nail polish and 73,420 words.  It's just a little baby book!  Yes, but after the MASSIVE INTRODUCTION THAT IS PLENILUNE, I don't need to spend an age showing you my whole new world.  

It's so encouraging to have almost another novel under my belt.  True, I've only got the one published (none of the others are ready and self-publishing is exPENSive), but after so many stories, I keep gaining confidence.  I think you're really going to love this one and I'm really excited about wrapping it up and tackling more stories for you!  Let this be a lesson to you: you CAN do it, and it's so encouraging as you finish more and more stories.  Mission - writing awesome stories for you to thrill over?  Got it in a bag.

penslayer girl - mic drop

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  1. AS SOMEONE WHO LOVES THIS NOVEL (and you) I CAN SECOND THIS AND SAY - people will love it. AND I'M SO PROUD. AND GLAD. AND AUGH. YOU'RE SLAYING SO HARD.

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  2. mic drop XD XD XD

    YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION, WOMAN.

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  3. Mic drop was BY FAR the best part of this post.

    I may or may not have bust out laughing. XD

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  4. It's such an amazing feeling to look at the Word document and think "I'm almost done." After all the dark or boring days or second guessing, or the moments of ecstasy when you feel like you've actually said what you wanted to say. I'm at the same stage too, and it leaves me breathless with awe.

    It's one of the fruits of disciplined writing, like you were talking about recently. You'll never get to experience that feeling if you don't show up faithfully until the finish line, and it is so, so wonderful to experience.

    Looking forward to Adamantine!

    ~Schuyler

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