kalalanekent: (Lois Kal-El Kiss)
And both coauthors are sitting here crying.  Not even the betas have seen the very last bit of the last chapter, Once Upon a Time, which topped out at 8,307 words.  And no one has seen the 1,239 word epilogue, And Ever Shall Be.  ;)

This brings the total count for Little Secrets to*deep breath* 484,460 words, 995 pages, 10,964 paragraphs, 38,842 lines.

Oh.

My.

Gods.

...

...

This is the first novel Lois and I have ever finished.  Wow.  We couldn't have done it without you all, and we mean that.  Your reviews, your eager anticipation, and your occasional prodding emails kept us on track.  This has been the best two years of our lives as writers, and writing this monster epic has taught us both a lot, as well as introduced us to so many wonderful friends.

And this part is just Anissa speaking: several of you have heard me say I don't consider myself part of the Superman fandom.  It's true - I was never a Superman fan.  Heck, I was never into comics of any kind, and never really got involved with any fandom, anywhere.  But after writing "Fin" at the end of the best writing I've ever done, I'm proud to call myself a fan, and to call the Superman fandom home.  Nowhere else online or in real life have I seen such plentiful examples of love, friendship, mutual support and encouragement, and open-minded acceptance as I've discovered while writing this story.  I suppose it's only fair: Superman is the original superhero and still the greatest of his kind, so he deserves the greatest fandom.

We will see you all tomorrow later today, and we'll be posting the final chapter and the epilogue around 1 PM EST.  Fun and games shall begin afterward, including a repost of all LS related artwork - including two new pieces, a watercolor painting by the amazing Melissa McMinn (who did the sketch of the twins wrapped in Daddy's cape), and the wedding dress manip by the inimitable [profile] ellianiaand [personal profile] rizny.  How much greatness can you have in one place?  I mean, really?!

We're off to bed, and we'll see you all in a couple of hours.  When I can type sanely - you should see the exhaustion-spawned typos I've had to edit out.  *headdesk* 

ETA: It would help if we told you how to find us, huh?  We use Yahoo! Messenger, and most of you probably have one or both of our IDs.  If you don't, look for margotNOSPAMgabriele - just remove the NOSPAM from the name.  No underscores or periods, it's all one word.  We're also going to be up on LJ and BT: click here for the BT thread for Little Secrets.
kalalanekent: (Lois Kal-El Kiss)
And both coauthors are sitting here crying.  Not even the betas have seen the very last bit of the last chapter, Once Upon a Time, which topped out at 8,307 words.  And no one has seen the 1,239 word epilogue, And Ever Shall Be.  ;)

This brings the total count for Little Secrets to*deep breath* 484,460 words, 995 pages, 10,964 paragraphs, 38,842 lines.

Oh.

My.

Gods.

...

...

This is the first novel Lois and I have ever finished.  Wow.  We couldn't have done it without you all, and we mean that.  Your reviews, your eager anticipation, and your occasional prodding emails kept us on track.  This has been the best two years of our lives as writers, and writing this monster epic has taught us both a lot, as well as introduced us to so many wonderful friends.

And this part is just Anissa speaking: several of you have heard me say I don't consider myself part of the Superman fandom.  It's true - I was never a Superman fan.  Heck, I was never into comics of any kind, and never really got involved with any fandom, anywhere.  But after writing "Fin" at the end of the best writing I've ever done, I'm proud to call myself a fan, and to call the Superman fandom home.  Nowhere else online or in real life have I seen such plentiful examples of love, friendship, mutual support and encouragement, and open-minded acceptance as I've discovered while writing this story.  I suppose it's only fair: Superman is the original superhero and still the greatest of his kind, so he deserves the greatest fandom.

We will see you all tomorrow later today, and we'll be posting the final chapter and the epilogue around 1 PM EST.  Fun and games shall begin afterward, including a repost of all LS related artwork - including two new pieces, a watercolor painting by the amazing Melissa McMinn (who did the sketch of the twins wrapped in Daddy's cape), and the wedding dress manip by the inimitable [profile] ellianiaand [personal profile] rizny.  How much greatness can you have in one place?  I mean, really?!

We're off to bed, and we'll see you all in a couple of hours.  When I can type sanely - you should see the exhaustion-spawned typos I've had to edit out.  *headdesk* 

ETA: It would help if we told you how to find us, huh?  We use Yahoo! Messenger, and most of you probably have one or both of our IDs.  If you don't, look for margotNOSPAMgabriele - just remove the NOSPAM from the name.  No underscores or periods, it's all one word.  We're also going to be up on LJ and BT: click here for the BT thread for Little Secrets.
kalalanekent: (Lois Superman Together)
 Currently, we have a 1,000 words on Once Upon A Time, the final chapter. There would be more, but work is killing us. We'll get further this evening and I know be done on time this week. SO excited! I'm going to stay home Thursday and Friday just to make sure that everything is in order and will be making up the lists and everything starting tonight on my lunch break. Thanks to all of you for all the love and support we've gotten throughout the writing of this monster. We couldn't have done it without you!

*hugs* Have a great day, all!
kalalanekent: (Lois Superman Together)
 Currently, we have a 1,000 words on Once Upon A Time, the final chapter. There would be more, but work is killing us. We'll get further this evening and I know be done on time this week. SO excited! I'm going to stay home Thursday and Friday just to make sure that everything is in order and will be making up the lists and everything starting tonight on my lunch break. Thanks to all of you for all the love and support we've gotten throughout the writing of this monster. We couldn't have done it without you!

*hugs* Have a great day, all!
kalalanekent: (Kal-El Mischief Managed)
 As soon as we get the betas back tonight, we're going to post the next chapter. We started the wedding last night and the plans look really, really good. And seeing as how I have Thursday, Friday, and Saturday off, we need to start planning this party. Now, what I need to know is what we should do for the close-out party. 

I'd love to do a chat, but I don't know that all of us are capable. We plan on a Q&A. We have a couple of LS-related art pieces we plan to share. Maybe another preview for Heirs. I need to do another Favorite Lines poll ([personal profile] riznyand I are up to something with it). Is there anything else you guys would want? Any suggestions? Anissa and I are planning on being around all day, so anything is okay with us. :D

How can I describe how both happy and sad I feel? And don't think we're forgotten our 'thank you' gifts for the staff. Just a little bit longer on that, since we know exactly what we're getting you. XD Trust me, you'll love it. *hugs all of you tight*
kalalanekent: (Kal-El Mischief Managed)
 As soon as we get the betas back tonight, we're going to post the next chapter. We started the wedding last night and the plans look really, really good. And seeing as how I have Thursday, Friday, and Saturday off, we need to start planning this party. Now, what I need to know is what we should do for the close-out party. 

I'd love to do a chat, but I don't know that all of us are capable. We plan on a Q&A. We have a couple of LS-related art pieces we plan to share. Maybe another preview for Heirs. I need to do another Favorite Lines poll ([personal profile] riznyand I are up to something with it). Is there anything else you guys would want? Any suggestions? Anissa and I are planning on being around all day, so anything is okay with us. :D

How can I describe how both happy and sad I feel? And don't think we're forgotten our 'thank you' gifts for the staff. Just a little bit longer on that, since we know exactly what we're getting you. XD Trust me, you'll love it. *hugs all of you tight*
kalalanekent: (Lois Superman Together)
 The first chapter, Promises To Keep, has been with the betas since early this morning. It tops out at 8,169 words and sixteen pages. We expect Let No Man Put Asunder to be smaller as its the first half of the morning, leading up to the wedding itself. At 2,000 wordsfour pages, and three scenes to do, the betas can expect it later today since Anissa was too tired to finish it before bed last night. 

And since a certain Shelby ;) slipped in a subliminal request into a recent comment, just one more tiny spoiler. Then no more! You'll spoil you appetite!



kalalanekent: (Lois Superman Together)
 The first chapter, Promises To Keep, has been with the betas since early this morning. It tops out at 8,169 words and sixteen pages. We expect Let No Man Put Asunder to be smaller as its the first half of the morning, leading up to the wedding itself. At 2,000 wordsfour pages, and three scenes to do, the betas can expect it later today since Anissa was too tired to finish it before bed last night. 

And since a certain Shelby ;) slipped in a subliminal request into a recent comment, just one more tiny spoiler. Then no more! You'll spoil you appetite!



kalalanekent: (Lois Ohfuck)
 Heh. Guess what? The final chapter count of LS is going up by one. The current one is so big that it's going to have to be broken in two. So, I was wrong as usual. A grand tradition here at Little Secrets, ladies and gents. XD

There will be two chapters this week. The wedding will be next weekend. I can't stop smiling and fully expect to cry when we start the final chapter. I really can't believe we're finally here!

I hope you guys will enjoy this as much as we are.
kalalanekent: (Lois Ohfuck)
 Heh. Guess what? The final chapter count of LS is going up by one. The current one is so big that it's going to have to be broken in two. So, I was wrong as usual. A grand tradition here at Little Secrets, ladies and gents. XD

There will be two chapters this week. The wedding will be next weekend. I can't stop smiling and fully expect to cry when we start the final chapter. I really can't believe we're finally here!

I hope you guys will enjoy this as much as we are.
kalalanekent: (Lois Delighted Grin)
 Well, I'm very nearly caught up on BT! Added Chapter Seventy-Eight just an hour ago and will be posting Seventy-Nine tomorrow! *glee, victory arms, happydance*

Thanks again to those who agreed to make the Lana icons for me. *hugs you ever so tight*

And it seems that we have a couple of surprises before the final chapter. One is being made for Anissa and I by a source outside the fandom. Mysa, if you're reading this, I want you to know that I'm very honored that you offered to do this and the sketches I've seen so far are awe-inspiring. It's just beautiful. 

To the general audience, I'd show what I've seen so far, but I don't want to ruin the surprise or upset her by not asking permission first. 

And [profile] ellianiaand [personal profile] riznyhave been up to a little something these last few weeks and the work that's been done on it is nothing short of amazing. *glomps you two so tight*  

On top of all that, I'm in such a good mood, I'm going to spoil you just a little bit more:

 
Only a few more days, guys! XD
kalalanekent: (Lois Delighted Grin)
 Well, I'm very nearly caught up on BT! Added Chapter Seventy-Eight just an hour ago and will be posting Seventy-Nine tomorrow! *glee, victory arms, happydance*

Thanks again to those who agreed to make the Lana icons for me. *hugs you ever so tight*

And it seems that we have a couple of surprises before the final chapter. One is being made for Anissa and I by a source outside the fandom. Mysa, if you're reading this, I want you to know that I'm very honored that you offered to do this and the sketches I've seen so far are awe-inspiring. It's just beautiful. 

To the general audience, I'd show what I've seen so far, but I don't want to ruin the surprise or upset her by not asking permission first. 

And [profile] ellianiaand [personal profile] riznyhave been up to a little something these last few weeks and the work that's been done on it is nothing short of amazing. *glomps you two so tight*  

On top of all that, I'm in such a good mood, I'm going to spoil you just a little bit more:

 
Only a few more days, guys! XD

*Grin*

Mar. 24th, 2008 02:32 pm
kalalanekent: (Lois Kal-El LS Wedding)
Up over 4,000 words today. And I think everyone's going to love this chapter! The Muse is putting in over-time this week. We might even have another spoiler soon!
 
*goes to work, grinning like mad* 

*Grin*

Mar. 24th, 2008 02:32 pm
kalalanekent: (Lois Kal-El LS Wedding)
Up over 4,000 words today. And I think everyone's going to love this chapter! The Muse is putting in over-time this week. We might even have another spoiler soon!
 
*goes to work, grinning like mad* 
kalalanekent: (Lois Reporter)
 Anissa here.  Due to a variety of circumstances - not least of which are my splitting PMS-induced migraines, oy vey - we're a bit behind on the current chapter.  So there will be no post this week, but you'll probably get a nice big spoiler on Thursday.  And Lois has a three-day weekend starting Friday, so we'll have extra time to work on it.  That's good, as these last two chapters might just break our current length record.

Work on Let No Man Put Asunder continues.  We're at 1,550 words as of this moment, and I plan to write a little more before bed if I can manage it.

kalalanekent: (Lois Reporter)
 Anissa here.  Due to a variety of circumstances - not least of which are my splitting PMS-induced migraines, oy vey - we're a bit behind on the current chapter.  So there will be no post this week, but you'll probably get a nice big spoiler on Thursday.  And Lois has a three-day weekend starting Friday, so we'll have extra time to work on it.  That's good, as these last two chapters might just break our current length record.

Work on Let No Man Put Asunder continues.  We're at 1,550 words as of this moment, and I plan to write a little more before bed if I can manage it.

kalalanekent: (Lois Ohfuck)
So here's the deal.  It's six AM and your friendly voice of doom is misspelling three-letter words out of sheer exhaustion as she types.  The chapter stands at 7,656 words and fifteen pages, and it's unfinished.  We only have two more scenes to write, but my brain is fried, and I have to work tomorrow.

This means we will send the chapter out to our betas tomorrow night, sometime after midnight.  And ladies, I do appreciate your patience very much.  We will likely post sometime Saturday night, then.

In gratitude for your forbearance, we're giving you another little spoiler.  Enjoy!

kalalanekent: (Lois Ohfuck)
So here's the deal.  It's six AM and your friendly voice of doom is misspelling three-letter words out of sheer exhaustion as she types.  The chapter stands at 7,656 words and fifteen pages, and it's unfinished.  We only have two more scenes to write, but my brain is fried, and I have to work tomorrow.

This means we will send the chapter out to our betas tomorrow night, sometime after midnight.  And ladies, I do appreciate your patience very much.  We will likely post sometime Saturday night, then.

In gratitude for your forbearance, we're giving you another little spoiler.  Enjoy!

kalalanekent: (Lois Kal-El LS Wedding)
Currently at 2,482 words and three pages, I'm beginning to think this might be our funniest chapter ever. Then again, that's pretty easy when there are eight adults and six kids in the house while discussing wedding arrangements. 

Most especially when the current scene involves Lois, The Moms, and the picking of the dress. XD

*hugs her 'Verse*

I think this one will be worth a glance or two.

And now *makes face*, off to work.

*makes another face and gets another cup of coffee* 

ETA: 3,222 words and five pages, now.  Yay!  The Voice of Doom got to work on fic while at work.  And y'all can have a spoiler tomorrow or Thursday.  If you're good.  :D
kalalanekent: (Lois Kal-El LS Wedding)
Currently at 2,482 words and three pages, I'm beginning to think this might be our funniest chapter ever. Then again, that's pretty easy when there are eight adults and six kids in the house while discussing wedding arrangements. 

Most especially when the current scene involves Lois, The Moms, and the picking of the dress. XD

*hugs her 'Verse*

I think this one will be worth a glance or two.

And now *makes face*, off to work.

*makes another face and gets another cup of coffee* 

ETA: 3,222 words and five pages, now.  Yay!  The Voice of Doom got to work on fic while at work.  And y'all can have a spoiler tomorrow or Thursday.  If you're good.  :D

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