I have a finished first draft!!!
50,244 words! I feel like it's on the short side for YA these days, but I write pretty lean in my first drafts, so I think that number will expand.
This is a story I did for ME, to see if I could do it, and I DID! Of course there is work to be done, and lots of it.
But for now, I'm setting it aside for awhile so I can clean my house, catch up on TV shows, read, read, READ, and just, ahhh, enjoy this feeling of having done it.
Those of you in the middle of a first draft right now, it's hard, I know. Just keep going forward. I wrote 20,000 words and then started completely over with this one, because something just wasn't working.
I'm so happy. I think I'm going to break out a bottle of wine my friend brought me from Sonoma wine country to celebrate!