All right, all right, everyone, pipe down. Can I have a bit of hush for a moment? Yes, please Chapter Five, do close the door. We’d hate all those people outside to hear how much fun we’re having.
Well, what can I say? We did it!
No not that, Chapter Seven. Well, you might have, but what you get up to in your spare time among consenting adults is your own business.
What I mean, of course, is that we have finally finished The Novel and it is, even as I speak, winging its way across the ether to our Readers. Let’s hope they like it!
There were times, I’m sure we all thought, when reaching this target felt a touch unlikely. For example, there was the occasion when Chapters Thirteen and Fourteen went off on a romantic break without telling anyone where they’d gone. Where was it you went, by the way? OK, still not telling, fair enough. Ah, look, Chapter Fourteen is blushing! Whatever they got up to, I hope it was worth it.
And, of course, I’ve lost the plot more times than any of us can count.
Yes, yes, thank you.
There’s no need for that, Chapter Five. Or that.
Anyway, we did it. So all that remains is for me to say a huge well done and thank you to all of you, and the drinks are on me!