Yesterday I finished the sixth draft of Hild. The manuscript, excluding ephemera, weighs in at 1002 pages: 207,333 words.
In the next six days I’ll be giving it one more smooth, things like changing POV on a couple of small scenes, restructuring one sequence, sharpening a moment here and there. Then I’ll write the acknowledgements.
But not today. It’s our anniversary. Twenty-three years ago today I moved to this country to live with Kelley. We will be having a selfish, satisfying and utterly sinful twenty-four hours.
I’d wish the same for you but, hey, I bet you can’t match what we have planned…