Saturday, July 10, 2010

DONE!

93,484 is the final (okay, not final-final, but final for this point in time) word count! Woo-hoo! I did it and am dang proud of all I have done.

There's a definite sense of accomplishment and pride right now. I took this whomping, 140K + word document and pared it down, bit by bit, month by month, into a lean, mean fighting machine of 93,484 words. Woo-Frakkin'-Hoo!

There was a point in time where I thought this task was impossible, insurmountable, and wasn't gonna happen, no way, no how, uh-huh!

I'm glad I proved myself wrong. I'm really glad I proved myself wrong!

Life is about challenges, day after day. Some days,. my hair is challenge enough. You know those days when, no matter what you do, how much goop you put in, your hair's just going to look, well, really, really bad. Oy! Then, there are the days when everything that can go wrong does go wrong, and then some. Boy, do I hate those kind of days. Still, day after day, I move forward in this crazy life. Day after day, I write because I love to write. I live because life is worth living for, even with 100 degree heat and 200% humidity.

The things that make life, and writing, worth living are these small and brief moments where everything gels together and I feel dang good. Right Here! Right Now! This moments as I revel, briefly, in the fact that I pared down the whale into a sleek dolphin. Whoopie!

S

12 comments:

Okie said...

Awesome!! Congrats on a job well done!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Congratulations, Scott. That is a huge accomplishment and cause for celebration--plus, your attitude rocks!

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Mary McDonald said...

Congrats!

Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations on your editing feat.

As for bad hair, I gave up and put mine in a bun for most of the hot, humid days this week. That may not be an option for you!

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Scott said...

Everyone - thanks! : )

Jemi Fraser said...

Fantastic news!! Congrats :)

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Congrats! Have a beer.

Davin Malasarn said...

Congrats, Scott! I hope you feel really good about your manuscript!

Scott said...

Jemi, Paul & Davin - thanks.

Paul - I settled for a big margarita!

Davin - I do feel really good about the manuscript. It is where it needs to be at this stage. Now, on to the query . . . Arrrgghh!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Congrats on the dolphin!!! Hehe, I like that metaphor. :)