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The End for a Year and a Novel!!

That's right! I got to type the best words ever on the last day of 2023 -- THE END!! My goal was to have my 4HU Depik novel draft finished by the end of the year, and I squeaked in on the last day possible LOL.

The fact that I wrote it in 10 weeks still blows my mind. I wouldn't have been able to crank it out without the kick in the ass of NaNoWriMo, which helped me build up some serious daily word count muscles.. But to be honest, I couldn't have written it at all without Marisa Wolf (I have a habit of sending her snippets that made me cackle and her enthusiasm was ALL the motivating), Casey Moores (who lent me his characters and helped with a lot of the tactics and backstory), and of course, my evil twin Nick Steverson (who is excellent at helping me plot my way out of those pesky corners I sometimes find myself in). All three of them are the bestest and I owe them all the beverages.

Job's not done yet though, and now I've got a deadline from the Factory Boss himself that I am determined to meet for REASONS. March release date reasons. The Month of Melissa reasons!! Mwahahahaha!!! Ehem, sorry, the cackling got away from me for a second there. Hehehe. Anyways, I've got a ridiculously long draft to read through, and then I'm sending it off to the awesome people mentioned above so they can tell me how to make it even better. I will definitely owe them even more beverages, because this novel is a BEAST but I love how it turned out and I can't wait for you guys to read it.

I'm going to hold onto a few things for next week, but let's just say that 2024 is going to be an awesome year. More space hyenas, more Salvage Bunny, and of course, Ducky. Random animals FTW LOL. Until next week folks!!

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