31 December 2009 - 5:10 pm

Milestone: End of the world: complete

I have just edited and scowled and edited and tweaked and… made myself stop and post. The Apocalypse Blog’s final instalment has just gone live.

Wow. I say this a lot, especially at the moment, but: wow. I’m a little stunned to realise that I’ve made it to the end at last. I’ve been living with Faith and her adventures for over a year now, and it has been draining! Some of you have been with me that long as well, so you know what I mean!

I don’t know if the end came out quite the way I wanted it to. Or, more precisely: I don’t know if I pulled it off. I’ve had that image in my head for months, that last twist to let Faith’s story both finish and carry on at the same time. I hope I did it justice. Hell, I hope I did my readers and the rest of the story justice.

I’m going to do a more thorough retrospective at some point, but for today, I’m going to collapse. I’m going to enjoy this weird feeling of freedom and sadness, and be immensely proud that I got all the way to the end.

Some fun stats:

  • Total wordcount: 344,295
  • Total number of posts: 417

And to top everything off, the Apocalypse Blog has had over 1100 visitors this month! It has been struggling higher every month, and the previous highest was 903 visitors in one month. I have no idea how good or bad that truly is, but it has been growing and that makes me happy. I never dreamed I’d get over 1000 people to the site! Whoo!

Today has been a good day. Thanks to all of my readers and supporters – you are why I write.

Time to celebrate.

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  1. Mary says:

    I am sad to see AB end, but I love the ending. Do you think you will do any random periodic updates to the blog? I would be forever indebted to you. πŸ™‚

    December 31st, 2009 at 10:47 pm

  2. wngl says:

    Happy new year -I look forward to your next project!

    January 1st, 2010 at 2:53 am

  3. Mel says:

    Mary – yes! I plan to revisit AB and its characters periodically. Probably short stories rather than more of the blog, but we’ll see what happens when the mood strikes. πŸ™‚ It is not finished forever!

    wngl – thank you! πŸ™‚

    January 1st, 2010 at 9:44 am

  4. Rissa Watkins says:

    Oh it was beautiful! Loved the visual of them out dancing and playing in the rain.

    You should be so proud of yourself! Thank you for this wonderful journey!

    Oh man, tomorrow is the 1st. My first AB free day. sigh.

    I hope you do something fun- you’ve earned it.

    January 1st, 2010 at 5:22 pm

  5. Mel says:

    Thanks, Rissa! I’m so glad you liked it. I’ve had that image of them standing out in the rain in my head for months. Now I’ve finally been able to share it with everyone!

    Thank you for sharing this journey with me. People like you make all the work worth it!

    I’m putting my feet up this weekend and doing as little as possible. It’s wonderful! A little breather before I put my nose back to the grindstone.

    January 2nd, 2010 at 4:56 pm