What's the sound of one hand clapping?

I forget which project it was for, but I wrote a post called What's The Sound of One Hand Clapping? ages ago. 

What do you know, someone answered that question for me. Skip to about 3:56 seconds in. Go on. I'll wait.

My bad ankle kind of sounds like that sometimes. 

Now, granted, that may resemble the hand gesture I just made a few minutes ago because...

It's. Finished. 

That is, Draft Three of my historical fiction is done being written. It came out to:

Word Count: 116, 653 words

Page Count: 416 pages

Chapters: 50

This is the first third draft I have ever written. I think I had decided to refer to this as the I Hope It's Okay Third Draft.

So, what next?

-I sleep.
-I catch up on DVR'ed TV shows and Netflix movies
-I badger someone to read bits of it and tell me it's not completely awful.
-I go back and edit it. Maybe add in more description here and there. But not a full-scale draft. Just line editing and other nit-picky stuff.
-I start writing a query letter.

And now, I shall collapse into bed.

Also, I think I might have a title in mind. Stay tuned.


  1. Congratulations!!! :) You're "what's next" list looks a lot like mine. Lol!

    I can't get my one-handed clap to sound like that, by the way.

    1. Thank you! I'm not sure it's a good thing that a one-handed clap/flailing of the hands sounds like that, but it gave me a good laugh the other day when I was in ending hell.

  2. Yea congrats! I can't even imagine writing that many words/pages and the fact that you went through this 3 times already is major kudos to you. And thanks for that amusing Tveit clip.

    1. I know, it keeps getting longer and longer. I'm tweaking it now, so it shouldn't get any longer. Best part is--no more writing new bits!

      I've been seriously YouTube stalking, as you can see. "I can clap with one hand!" How adorkable.


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