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cap, captain miss america
I have just hit 100000 words!

pages in Times 12 pt, single spaced: 257
pages in Courier 12 pt, double spaced: 472

My wordcounter has become overtaxed and will no longer count words unless I fudge around with it. My spell-and-grammar checkers say that the file is too long to check. I have never had this happen before. Anyway, I am very, very proud at the moment. At the rate I am going, I should be finished finished in a few weeks. I know I was hoping to finish in December, but I still think this is pretty good.

Then I'm going to take a short break and start working on the next book, which I think will be a less intellectually-challenging one to write.

But first, I'm going to buy groceries, finally.

ETA: I just got frostbite bringing the groceries home. Like, my finger was hard and I couldn't move it frostbite. I ran it under some cold water and now it's starting to get feeling back in it. It's still a little stiff, though.

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Ooh, congratulations! Have you considered which publisher(s) you're going to send it to? Never too soon, esp. if you find a taker who wants a multi-book deal (Multi-book advance = salary for writing book 2!)

No idea. I know absolutely zero about publishers.

congratulations! 100,000 words is a major accomplishment.

Congrats! You are officially my hero! :D:D:D

Although I wonder about this frozen-finger bit...

Oooo, congrats!

Also, dunno whether you got my email. I have a magic 8 ball phone with your name on it if you are still looking for one.


no, i didn't see your email. where may i send my address to you!?

and what do you want in return?!

Send address to fledermaus (at) gmail.com

Eh, don't worry about it. It was a whole whopping 10 bucks, since they were on even *more* sale.

Eeeee, congrats, tea! <3 Also, take care of that finger!

Yay with big brass bells on!

(No Courier! Editors hate that font, for some reason.)

I would suspect it is at least in part because it makes things look like they are longer than they are- and does it quite obviously. And its rather chunky and ugly printed out.

Really? O_O Every guide to publishing thingy I've read online says that manuscripts must be sent in Courier, which is why I've been keeping mine in both, because I hate Courier. Augh, this is why I need to talk to actual writer people.

Congratulations! Based on what you let me read some time ago, I can say that I, for one, am hoping very much that you'll find a publisher fast, because I want to buy your books.

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