It's Official: My Novel's Done

I’ll have more to report as I try to take this moment in, but I completed my first novel, a science-fiction thriller, at about 11:00.

Although the story’s done, I still have a lot of work to do. I’m going to take a break from it, read some fiction for fun, and then get this thing printed and do my edits. After that, I’ll be asking some close friends to read it as well and we’ll find out if it’s up to par.

In the meantime, here’s some statistics (as of 1/24/2009):

  • 44 Chapters, 3 Parts
  • 132,109 words
  • 528 Pages in Microsoft Word (double spaced)
  • 4 Years, 3 months to completion (though I don’t think any future novel will take this long again. After all, this is the first of a five-book arc)

I’m finally done. Wow.