I have met my deadline and finished writing the book this afternoon, marked around 80,000 words. I imagine there will be some additions and subtractions to the word count when I begin the editing process. I already have a couple areas marked that I know I want to expand upon. I am overjoyed to have completed this novel in month time period. It has been absolutely exhausting but also very rewarding.
I am going to take a break for a couple days before I read through it and edit it. Then, it will be my hope to send it to some potential publishers by February 1st. Crossing my fingers. In the meantime, I will be returning to my short stories and flash fiction writings and possibly submitting a couple of those each day, if I can.
For now, I think it is time for a nap and possibly some ice cream. I will be back on WordPress tonight to catch up with the blogs I have missed over the past couple of days!