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EDIT: 6/6 complete! Rough draft is finished!

It's halfway through the month of June, and aside from relearning that wearing shorts and settling into a black leather-covered car seat that has been soaking in direct 94+ degree sunlight is an awful, awful thing to do, popping up to visit Wyoming, seeing two good friends, and rearranging my sleep schedule into something as well organized and healthy as a chimera, I am close to finishing a book.

Yes. So that is a thing. Staying up late at night and eating cheerios at 1 AM is the pinnacle of my existence, obviously; what other exciting things could I possibly do during summer?

As it stands, I am currently 6 chapters away from the end of the rough draft of Firefrost (the tentative WIP name for the novel I’m working on). No, Blackish, you don't have to suffer too much longer. 
This is actually the longest project I have ever written, so far capping at 149,419 words (this is taking in account several unedited chapters and older versions that need to be replaced in the file I took this word count from) and 40 existing chapters, with the earliest prototype for it existing since February 25, 2013, and the main characters existing a good while before that. This is not the project I’ve stuck with the longest, but whew, it’s still been a little bit!

Mister Farflit's unpleasant face has been darkening the story-writing door for a little while now, namely in Redwall fanfiction, but now he's moved onto giving an entirely different universe grief when not being firmly chastised by a beta, and it's been very fun so far to see where his expedition goes. After the rough draft is finished, there’s nothing but copious amounts of editing ahead, much screaming at the computer screen, self-doubt, possible life decision questioning, and then, after the editing and all that jazz is done, who knows what else. I'm not as cynical or pragmatic as my characters, but I am still aware that hope in excess can be a dangerous thing, so I'm not going to mention the P word. Still... you never know.

I definitely have a lot of people to thank for putting up with me and my babble, but I'm not going into the thanks yet; that'll be for when I actually finish this damn thing. No point in making an extra effort to set myself up for Murphy's Law. But still, oh man, it’s exciting to be this close towards the ending; every time you begin a long project at “Chapter 1” sometimes you forget that it will, indeed, have a finish.

Just remember, folks, always try to finish what you start. And if that falls through, fail stylishly.

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SaraaLuna
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Someone who does things on the internet and likes writing about and drawing fluffy medieval animals who kill each other. I also like dead things. A lot. I have a tendency to use profanity n' shit, but I think a lamb could beat me in aggression contest. I haven't checked yet; I've been too busy procrastinating and skeletonizing a raccoon.

Almost all dead things and whatnot are on tumblr to avoid giving someone an eyeful of rabbit corpse when they don't want it, and scribbles and writing drabbles are over there too. But if you wanted to filter out a large amount of my junk and personal warbling, then here is the place to be.

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Noratcat Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
You know Sara? I've recently thought up ideas to how I could have made Echoes better. In fact I had ideas for an alternate version. But I think I will stick with what I have now. If I ever wanted to make an alternate version I could always do it later.

But it's fun to come up with new ideas.
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SaraaLuna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you have an alternate ending to the story, or an alternate character arc?
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Noratcat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Alternate everything to be honest. But still the same themes. Nevertheless, I am going to finish the current version even if it kills me.
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SaraaLuna Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Best of luck, friend. But remember-- you don't have to finish it. If the project loses its spark entirely for you, and you're just forcing yourself through it, you don't have to finish it.
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Noratcat Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
I just prayed that you do well on your finals :pray: Hope it goes well :hug: I know you can do it.
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SaraaLuna Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :hug: I wasn't the best at my tests, but I finished them, and I passed, I believe. That's enough for this year.
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Noratcat Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Well you deserve to pass.
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SaraaLuna Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! x)
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GDeyke Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Writer
Thanks for the favorite! :D
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EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Writer
Where did you get that webcam gif?
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