Done done done!

Ruby Slippers from Smithsonian Collection

I wrote this post on Monday, December 16 at 5:30pm. I really want to publish it right away, but, in keeping with my blog themes, I’ve decided to schedule it to publish on Wednesday morning as my “Writer Wednesday” post. But I just want you to know that I finished on the 16th, and I’m drinking wine at dinner, not at 10:00am when this publishes. 🙂

Remember last month, when I admitted I was doing NaNoWriMo but working on my other book instead? Earlier this month I admitted that I didn’t meet my goal- I didn’t “win” NaNo because I didn’t finish the book within the month of November.

Well, I’m here to tell you today that the first draft of my fictional account of the theft of the ruby slippers is DONE DONE DONE! It is just a first draft, and it’s a bit short, so it wouldn’t have actually allowed me to “win” NaNo anyway (they require 50,000 words, right now I’m just under 40K). But, it’s done, the structure is solid, and I am confident I will be able to keep my publishing goal and have it ready in time for the 75th Judy Garland Festival next summer.

Now…off to get dinner on the table. And maybe a glass of celebratory wine.

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