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Done!

Ding, dong, the draft is done! Say hello to "And From His Lips" born at approximately 3pm eastern standard time on January 8, 2009 at a whopping weight of 7300 words.

Frog Out

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tcastleb
Jan. 8th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Woohoo!!! Congratulations!!! SQUEEEE!!!!
birdhousefrog
Jan. 8th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
something like that, yes. I feel faint.
tcastleb
Jan. 8th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Just make sure there's a kitty or three behind you if you do faint, okay? And, whaddya mean, no eunuchs? -mourns- Though the questionable warm bits sound nice too.
birdhousefrog
Jan. 8th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
the story with at least one eunuch in it is still bubbling around in my imaginative vat. Has Bollywood influences and I'm still getting a feel for cultural differences. The idea only popped into my head in November. I don't even know what world it's set in yet.

we'll see how the questionable warm bits stand up to alpha readers.
oracne
Jan. 8th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
birdhousefrog
Jan. 8th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
thanks. it has no eunuchs, but it does have some very questionable warm bits.
oracne
Jan. 8th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
"Questionable warm bits." LOL!
gregvaneekhout
Jan. 8th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
It's a draft, it's a draft! Congratulations!
birdhousefrog
Jan. 8th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
It's a COMPLETED draft! (you have no idea how rare those are on my computer.) Thank you! Not the same as your very pretty book, but still a personal victory.
ogre_san
Jan. 8th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
Congrats on finishing!
birdhousefrog
Jan. 8th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
thank you. following your works in progress the past couple of years has been something of an inspiration.
patesden
Jan. 8th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Way to go!
birdhousefrog
Jan. 8th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
thank you so much! At last! A draft that began in November is now a real story with beginning, middle and end! (a bit fat still, but hey, who's counting words?)
kelly_yoyo
Jan. 8th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!! That's a big baby!
birdhousefrog
Jan. 9th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
Yes, I hope I'm going to put my baby on a slight 10% diet, at a minimum. If someone tells me I need more, I think I'll faint.
birdhousefrog
Jan. 9th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
more words, that is. if someone tells me to cut more than the Jim Kelly 10%, I shall try.
mindseas
Jan. 9th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
Congrats on the long-awaited birth!
birdhousefrog
Jan. 9th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
thank you! Good thing it's already christened! Otherwise, I might have to make it a christening gown! It's either the duck or the water story next, depending on whether I'm ready to tackle some of the science aspects of the water story.
mindseas
Jan. 9th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
I'd love to see the water story (don't remember anything about the duck story). Research is good.
birdhousefrog
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
I hadn't written the duck story draft yet at Philcon. I finished the water story there, didn't I? The duck draft came right after that, mostly during Thanksgiving weekend and that last week of Nov. It's the shortest of the 3 November drafts, doesn't want to be any longer.
safewrite
Jan. 9th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Are you handing out cigars? *wink*
birdhousefrog
Jan. 9th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
Thank goodness it was NOT a 9 month gestation period for a mere 7300 words! And *ahem* "sticks" would be more appropriate to hand out, according to the text. My fairies don't smoke.
frostokovich
Jan. 9th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
Have a cigar
At least a bublegum one. I'm looking forward to all you put King Hoarfrost through.
Well done....let the edits begin (but go celebrate the birthing awhile first for heaven's sake!)
gf
birdhousefrog
Jan. 9th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Re: Have a cigar
you mean, let the reading begin: the comments, suggestions, confusion, enlightenment. The first edit is done. The editrix half of the writer has brought to the first draft everything she could at this point in time, tried to use what I had in my toolbox.
ex_triciasu
Jan. 9th, 2009 06:29 am (UTC)
Welcome, 'And From His Lips.' Mazel Tov!
birdhousefrog
Jan. 9th, 2009 10:21 am (UTC)
Hi, you! You caught up with some of lj!
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