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ALASKAN FURY IS FINISHED AT 170,376 words. For four days, I wrestled with the final scenes, wrenching them around, despairing, trying to figure out how to put a proper sex scene in there, failing miserably, and generally wanting to throw my computer through a window. I ended one scene, started another 'final' scene after it, got one line into the 'final' scene, totally struggled with it, and thought, "I need to get Aidan to read this." He read it, loved it, and made a girly squee, saying, "That is the PERFECT ENDING!!!" And I was like, "Huh? What ending?" I was still lamenting how this latest scene was defying me. Then I re-read the second-to-last scene and was like, "Holy shit. Oh my God. I think you're right..." It tied everything up in a nice, neat little bow, and linked it all back to the beginning like it was Meant To Be. I was just needlessly dragging it onward from there. Cosmic.
So yes. The first draft of Alaskan Fury is finished by ACCIDENT. Heh. Now I'm off to drink some strawberry ale and celebrate. :) (On a side note, the strawberry ale that I'd been saving for finishing the draft, which I thought was a twist-cap, turns out to be a flip-top, which vexes me. Sara is horribly vexed...)