I have written a book!!!*
It has eighty two thousand, three hundred and seventeen words, distributed fairly evenly amongst twenty chapters.
It contains sort-of-zombies.
It's a children's book (with sort-of-zombies in it).
And lots of things that fly.
I had that feeling when I finished it (well, finished the first draft, there's lots of reworking to do on it), of 'no idea if anyone else will like this at all, but this is definitely the book I meant to write'. This is a good feeling.
I seem to write about tea quite a lot.
I use the word 'fluttered' five times in the book.
Also the word 'vortices' once, which I was quite proud of. Although I had to check the spelling.
People 'narrow their eyes' in my book quite a lot (again, five times in total - perhaps they're annoyed at all the fluttering). Clearly I am at all times trying to write scenes for Ori. I worried about whether I should have a scene where all the people un-narrow their eyes, lest people think they squint for the remainder of the story, but on balace, I think I was right not to write this scene.
I'm going to have a cup of tea now. And then a nice lie-down.
*apologies to JonnyB