WABWM: New story finished over the weekend

By Holly Lisle

8:06 AM

Finished the short story Long Road Home yesterday (was Do-Over on my weblog progress bar, but the working title sucked). Sentence: A woman who’s lost everything makes a deal with the devil to relive her life, only to discover the deal didn’t work the way she thought.

First draft came out at about 10,000 words, but this is something that has been in bits and pieces on my hard drive since 2004. I probably only did about 1500 new words (and a lot of cutting and piecing) to finish it.

I discovered I needed a short break away from Warpaint, but still wanted to do something with fiction. So I’ll have Single #2 to bring out in November, along with Warpaint.

On that, book started with just over 80,000 words.

I’m now 26,000 words into the write-in, and the manuscript total is up to 87,000 words.

Kick ass on your words, and write with joy.

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