I am back from the Dead Zone

I finished the book today. At a few minutes after 10 a.m. It was too dang early in the morning for champagne and only the dog and the cat were there to congratulate me, which they totally did not do.

Ninety-three thousand words were extracted from my head and heart and soul over the last four months for this novel and by-golly them words were snarky about it. This book, which is set partially here right in Sandy Eggo and partially in the magical city of Florence, Italy, is called The Girl in The Glass. There’s a cool historical thread in it involving the uber-audacious Medici family. They about wore me out. You will see it on bookstore shelves in 2012.

With The Girl in the Glass done I am no longer The Girl in the Dining Room Tapping Away at Her Laptop While the Rest of the House Sleeps. It’s good to be back. And because I am not so keen on writing today (you figger it out) I have here for your viewing pleasure a fun, fun video by author Maureen Johnson which aptly explains this thing I do in chair all day long. Enjoy. I might see you Monday. . .

Author: Susan

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  1. pinkdaisyjane on September 17, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Congratulations! I can't wait to read it!

  2. Susan Meissner on September 17, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Thanks, cutie!

  3. Lori on September 17, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Congratulations Susan! I'm anxious to read it as well. Enjoy your freedom … until another book starts nagging to get out!

  4. Anonymous on September 17, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Kudos, Susan, on another completed “work of staggering genius,” as Randy Ingermanson says! I look forward to it. Thankfully, A SOUND AMONG THE TRESS will help the time pass until GIRL IN THE GLASS arrives.

    I saw on FB you thought you might go in search of your home today since it was too early for champagne. Though coming in at fewer words, I finished my novel on Thursday and celebrated with a movie-a-thon of period English movies. What a shock to my system.

    Enjoy!
    Mary Kay

  5. lisamckaywriting on September 17, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Congrats congrats!!! Hope you had a well earned day of celebrating the “freedom of finishing”.

  6. Anne Mateer on September 17, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Congrats! Of course I'm thrilled for you to be released from being chained to your laptop day after day, but I'm even more excited for those of us who get to read it next year! 🙂

  7. Mocha with Linda on September 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Woohoo! Congrats on finishing the book! So excited for you. And for me, since that means it's that much closer to being in my eager hands! (Just don't think about how quickly your adoring readers will inhale it and be clamoring for the next one!)

    I remember the giddy and exhausted relief I always felt after finals were over in college and imagine you must be feeling that, only more so! Kick up your heels!

  8. Clair on September 19, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Maybe you could go out for ice cream to celebrate! Or a favorite restaurant? It's a good thing to do when a major project is finished.

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