The first draft, over 70,000 words, is actually done! I never ever thought I would be writing that, but it is indeed the truth. I am overjoyed, giddy, elated, in other words, WOO HOO!
And this weekend I will turn my draft over to my proofreader (hi Mom!). If I look at my draft one more time I may go quite mad, so I am hands off until I get it back from her. I need to breathe for a bit, and perhaps paint.
This past Saturday, Mark and I went on a behind the scenes tour of the Tennessee State Capitol. It was fascinating, and being around all of that history gave me the push I needed to see me past my goal.
So for now, I am done. The next part, finding a publisher, may be a journey, but I am ready for it.