203 pages (in 12-pt font. the version i’m holding is in 8pt font, and printed double-sided, so it’s deceptively slim!)
July 2006-November 2010 (about two and a half years of actually working in that time period, the rest hemming and hawing. Maybe it wasn’t even two and a half years of work, i don’t know!)
i just wrote the ending about an hour ago! or, rather, i came to realize that i’d known the ending, and i transcribed it.
who’s a cute little baby?!? okay, i kind of hate it when women compare the writing process to giving birth, but it’s kinda similar, in a way. (i’ve heard more than one man compare the writing process to taking a shit. any way you look at it, it’s a mess.) holding this squirmy baby novel in my arms though, i definitely feel fuckin’ elated.