Valour and Vanity is finished!
If you are interested in stats, this comes in at 93,167 words. I know at least two scenes that I will likely cut because they set up things I wound up not needing. I wrote it in 63 days, which would likely have been faster if I hadn’t had WorldCon in the middle, and then had to turn around the line edits for Without a Summer. Overall though, I’m pleased with the pace.
What happens next — well, what really happens next is that I drop this and jump on the copyedits for Without a Summer which are due next week — but after that, I go through what my alpha readers say and tweak stuff, then send another round of readers through it. THEN I send it to my agent and after those notes, it goes to my editor.
Right now though? I’m going out to buy myself some dark chocolate and a very nice bottle of scotch.
Have a drink.