I’ve alluded several times to a novel that I’ve been working on for more than four years, a novel about a muse in the shape of an invisible bunny who goes out of his way to destroy writers and other artists. I have often struggled with this novel because I did not know how to end it, but now I can proudly say that, I have finally managed to type “The End” at the bottom of the document.
I finally finished it! Writing the last few paragraphs was excruciating, and I’m pretty sure they’re terrible, haha, but that doesn’t matter because The Muse Bunny is now COMPLETE at 84,352 words, and I can’t tell you how absolutely happy I am about it!
During the course of writing this novel, I went through many occurrences that felt quite suspicious, such as:
- I pulled several all-nighters;
- I neglected my apartment continuously and I’m ashamed to say it resembled my main character’s pigsty of a home at one time;
- I fell asleep while sitting for an exam and woke up writing, “And then Tinkerbell went to…” (I really don’t know where she went; maybe I would’ve known if I slept a little longer);
- I had Writer’s Block for nearly two years;
- I mysteriously lost my Jump Drive where I had kept the full version of my story, and ended up having to rewrite about 8,000 words;
- My computer crashed often
… among many other things. It all got me thinking that, hey, maybe evil muse bunnies do exist! Or maybe I was just being paranoid because I was writing a novel about them. Whatever the case may be, I remain sure of one thing: writing this story has been one of the most rewarding, most amusing things I’ve ever done. I will never regret it. So what if there’s an evil bunny perched on my shoulder? This was still incredibly fun.
Editing, however, is an entirely different story. But for now I celebrate! … with Jell-O because I don’t have any chocolate. =[
59 thoughts on “I did it! I conquered my novel!”
Oh surely you can glory in done a minute or two longer before you have to dig into the editing part?
Of course! I wasn’t planning on starting write away, haha. It’s just not something I look forward to. But for now… I celebrate!
_The Muse Bunny_? Okay, Zen, but given the title and the concept you’ve described, I’ll have to read the actual novel to be in any position to be fair to it. I can only congratulate you on finally having finished it. That’s always a milestone, and a finished work can be the biggest natural high. So enjoy.
Don’t judge based on the name! This is meant to be a humorous tale and thus shouldn’t be taken too seriously, haha. But thank you! I most definitely will enjoy.
Congratulations, Zen! Now go knock on your neighbour’s door and beg them for chocolate. This moment cannot pass without chocolate.
Thank you! And I would do that if it wasn’t actually midnight. =[ I’ll just have to get some in the morning!
Chocolate does not wait for morning!
I know, I knowww. However, upon scavenging the kitchen, I have managed to locate some chocolate in the fridge! \o/
Good. Crisis solved. I was beginning to worry you might shrivel up and die from dechocdration. *sighs in relief*
Ahaha, dechocdration? That’s an awesome word! I will make sure to use it!
Congratulations! Now I can’t wait to read it. I enjoyed what I read so far, now I need that conclusion to win me over. And you’d best get chocolate tomorrow after work to make up for it!
Thanks! I’m pretty pleased with the conclusion, so hopefully you’ll like it. And I will!
Thank you, Gail! =D
Welcome to the Club. It’s downhill all the way from here!
Haha, so I’ve been told. Here’s hoping it’s not as cringe-worthy as I think it is!
That’s great news! Congratulations! 🙂
Chocolate for celebration. Coffee for proof-reading and editing.
Or I could have both at the same time, right? =D
Of course. Sounds pretty good about now.
You should get some! … unless you’re planning on sleeping, at which point coffee would probably be a bad idea.
Only 3 A.M. here. Sleep will come when it comes. Not having to worry about getting sleep at any particular time is a blessing.
That’s pretty late! Actually I’m jealous. I would rather stay up late than wake up early. It’s 10 a.m. here. =[
10 a.m. on Monday. Ugh. I remember those days.
Whoot hoot for you!
Brace yourself for the editing process. And stock up on chocolate.
Thanks, Robin! I’m really dreading the editing process, but chocolate should help. I hope, haha.
Good on you!! Congratulations! 🙂
Thank you! 😀
Aw, congrats! The novel sounds hilarious and I can’t wait to read it, but don’t start the editing process too quickly! Enjoy that victory a little while long – and find some chocolate to enjoy it with, too! 😀
Thank you, Lex! I’m going to let the novel sit for a few days before going back to it, it left me a bit burned out, haha. But I will enjoy my victory!
Yay!!!! The End are sweet, sweet words (for a novel) aren’t they? 🙂
They are indeed! Thanks, Natalie. =D
Congratulations! I am so jealous! I would air mail you a piece of chocolate cake, but it would get gross and you could probably buy chocolate faster.
Awww. Well, it’s the thought that counts! Thanks. =D
Well done!! Congratulations!
Plodding on with mine today… I just want to get all the editing done and out the way so I can get it out on Kindle… then on to the next one!! Good luck with yours!
Thanks, I really don’t look forward to editing mine. xD Good luck with yours too! I hope it all goes smoothly for you.
Congratulations, Zen! I’m so happy for you. If you’re going to be editing and publishing soon, I have to stay out in front of you, so I picked up Puppet Parade today. I want to read it before The Muse Bunny comes out. 🙂
Thank you, Maddie! I don’t know how long the editing process will take, but hopefully not too much. And thanks for buying Puppet Parade. I really do hope you enjoy it. =D
Congratulations, Zen! It’s time to celebrate with chocolate and ice cream! 🙂
Thank you! I will most certainly do that. =D
Congratulations! I love that moment when you write ‘The End’.
Now CELEBRATE! 😀
Me too! Typing those two words felt fantastic. Thank you, Dianne! =D
Congratulations!!! You deserve a break! 😀
Thank you, Patricia! A break I shall get. =D
Congratulations on completing your novel. Awesome achievement. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.
Thank you, Nett. =D
Sounds like an epic journey – and 82,000 is pretty monumental; well done!
Haha, I don’t know if I’d call it “epic”, but it was indeed quite a journey. Thank you!
Wow congratulations on actually finishing one. I know a lot of people who are in the middle of writing a novel but haven’t progress much over the years. Well done!
Thank you! It was difficult, so I’m glad to have finally finished!
Thank youuu. =D
Congratulations! (even though I’m a month behind times, I’m still excited for you and of course, the story – you sure showed that evil bunny what’s what!)
Haha, I sure did! Thank you! =D