I was waiting for my Stufabulous Alpha to give me the thumbs up on my ending, but now that she has read it I feel confident in telling you all that Helen Draft Two is COMPLETE!
103,300+ words and 351 pages. Hopefully should have the word count down to under 100K with cuts and revisions.
But, my followers, finishing Helen means something else too-- Something I know you ALL have been waiting for.
That's right. I have begun reading The Hunger Games.
I'm already on page 104. And Someone insists that it will help me with Helen, so that's part of why I am reading it now before diving into revisions :) Now if I can just get a copy of Catching Fire in paperback, and Mockingjay will come out in paperback sooner rather than forever from now (I know, I know, it only just came out), I will be in business.
I did just find out today that I'm a Borders Rewards GOLD member now, and while I have no idea what this really means in regard to the financial state of Borders, it's survival, or if they have turned EVERY previous Borders Rewards cardholder into a Gold member and are only trying to trick me into feeling special, I feel certain this means good things for some book purchases in my future.
Thanks to everyone who has lavished encouragement on me during my trials and tribulations with Helen's rewrite! You are all fabulous!