The ending landed with the sort of Mary Lou Retton bang you only hope for. At 178,718 words, the first draft is done. I have no doubt whatsoever that the revision will run over 200,000 words, but these last pages have been sheer and utter joy to write.

And now I have a few extra days for other things.

I am dancing wildly, and with great glee.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

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