I finished the first draft of my epic fantasy novel White Fire today. The writing process went by very quickly. I started on November 1 and finished today. I did not have any other obligations during these last two weeks, so I would just turn on the music and write. Rarely did I feel like I was forcing the words out. Hopefully, when I come back to revise, I will not find it to be too horrible (fingers crossed).
The novel ended up being 122,000 words long. I had originally intended 100,000, but I had allowed myself to go up to 120,000. As I see it, I can probably find at least a few thousand unnecessary words and remove them from the book. But that's for a later time.
For now, I think I will move on to the next project. I might take a few days to recharge, but I'm not sure I really need it. As of now, the next project will probably be one I've written before, my upper MG fantasy The Man in the Crystal Prison. However, if another idea comes to me, I will pursue that instead.