Wednesday, November 30, 2005


175 pages, 50,708 words (I wrote extra to hit that nice round 175-page mark). More reflections to come later; right now, so looking forward to sleeping until 7:30 tomorrow morning. Yay me!


  1. Congratulations, Cheryl! When do we get to read your novel?

  2. More applause. I think Jane Austen got started writing novels through just such a contest as this ... didn't she?

  3. Being true to my name, I attempted to do all 50,000 words in the last 12 hours. I failed.

    Congrats. Completion is a great thing.

    the waited-til-the-last minute mystery man

  4. Congratulations!

  5. Congratulations Cheryl! Do you plan on submitting this for publication...or is this a writing for writing's sake sort of thing? Either way I am humbled.

  6. Super congrats, Cheryl!!! How fun to learn an awesome editor such as yourself also gets down in the trenches and writes, writes, writes! :-)

    Thanks for mentioning CCF under your blog of Nov 17, 2005. You were super gracious to allow us to produce your eBook "Rules of Engagement: How to get (and keep!) a reader involved in your novel." We're still getting requests for it and all those who get it are delighted with it.

    I've added your blog URL to mine. It's been such a joy to have met you!