I finished Maelstrom last night. Or rather, this morning.
Sometimes I get a crazy notion and just won't let go, and yesterday that notion was that I would finish, no matter what. It took until 4:00 am, but what the heck, I don't go back to work until January 5. In spite of my earlier worries that I was going to go wildly over my anticipated word count, the draft came in around 93K words. Whew!
I'm not too crazy about the final scenes of the book, but we all know the drill--you can edit crap but you can't edit a blank page. Well, no more blank pages. I'm on to the editing phase!
Overall, this is a pretty clean draft so I'll be needing beta readers sooner rather than later. More on that soon.
For today, I'm just loving my Christmas present to myself--a completed draft!