I'm writing this moments after finishing the first draft of book four in my Lost Ancients fantasy series. The Sapphire Manticore is alive!
This is a seriously big book, currently at 400 pages. I know it will shift a lot with rounds of editing, mine and others, but right now it's a very big, bouncing, baby book.
I have mixed feelings right now. I'm glad it's done- been waiting this week to get there, and finally hitting it was amazing.
But I'm also a little sad. Yes, I'll be re-reading it until I'm blue in the face, and editing like mad the next month or so, but it's not the same. This book I really pushed. Since the end of August I've been hitting 5 or more pages a day- for a writer with a full time day job, that's pretty good (at least this writer ;)). That type of rate builds a closeness to the story I wasn't expecting.
And it's left me a little sad. But like I said, there will be edits, and book five and six will be waiting :).
Sleep well my little drunken hooligans, another adventure has been recorded.