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.

8 thoughts on “What’s the sound of one hand clapping?

  1. I think a one-hand-clap is a wave, right? But congrats on finishing not just the 1st draft but a revision too. I tried downloading it but it didn't come out as a Word Doc but one of those Mac TextEdit docs. Was that on purpose or a up/downloading glitch?

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  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.

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  3. 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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