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It’s a Dirty Job…

August 1st, 2005 · No Comments

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it. -Truman Capote

I still have no idea what that quote means, but I love it. I finished A Dirty Job tonight about about 7:30.

For those of you playing the home game, it’s 115,000 words, 417 pages, 27 Chapters long. That makes it my second longest book after Lamb, but then, I may cut it quite a bit on editing. We’ll see.

I wrote five thousand words today, which is normally about ten days work for me. So, I’m a little tired. I know tomorrow I have to start going through it, finding broken stuff and fixing it, but right now I feel as if I just finished my ninth book.

So, now, even if I get hit by a bus, you guys will have a new AG book to read in April. As usual, I have no sense of whether it’s any good or even if it works. All I know is that it has a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Carry on.

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