I finished Thief! It came in just shy of 38,500 words, making it my second longest Ava book. It was longer than I had anticipated, but since it could go up to 40,000 words per the contract, I let the book be as long as it needed to be.
Around 9:30 pm, I had about 2-1/2 pages left to write. I figured I'd be done in a half hour. It wasn't a complicated 2-1/2 pages. Well....about 2-1/2 hours later, I finished the book. Hubby said I write like a football game. I agreed with him.
Next up is Fortune Hunter. Oscar and Julian have already started chattering away in my head, so best not to dally too long getting them on the page. I'll probably take a couple days off, but by the end of the week, I'm hoping to have a good start on chapter one. We'll see, though. I'm going to give Thief a few days to sit, and I might not be able to resist the urge to tweak before I send it in.