If you haven’t been following my Facebook posts, you might not have heard: Last night I typed the words THE END. 407 pages, 30 chapters, and 157,017 words into The Mason of New Orleans.

It’s not done—it’s not even really a complete first draft, as there are several little holes I’ll have to go and fill in. But it is, roughly, a complete novel, with a beginning middle, and end. And it’s a very, very good feeling!

And now, the end game: Filling in those few holes, editing, and revisions. Who’s ready for a complete book?

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