Sunday, November 15, 2009

I Shouldn't Be Writing

Well, 76,000 words later and I have a first draft! I know how much work there is yet to be done in the editing phase, but I can't express how happy I am that I have a story from start to finish. And it even makes some logical sense!

The experience has been very difficult and it's far from over. But while the first draft sits and marinates for a few weeks, I'm very happy to be at this point.

I have to tell you, I didn't know the experience of ending a novel was so sad. It was very hard to leave this character. To be honest, I don't know what will happen to her at this point because this is as far as her story goes. That is very strange. But now I say good luck to her. And good luck to me! Because this edit is going to be quite a trip...

And don't worry. I'll be documenting it (i.e. whining about it) right here. :-) Smiles everyone!


  1. Congrats on finishing your first draft! I hope to be announcing the same thing by December. It's going to be so weird stepping away from these characters for a few weeks. (I'm planning on taking a break from Dec 1 - 19 to research agents and finish my query letter.)

  2. Thanks Donna! Good luck with the rest of your novel. I'll also be stepping away for a few weeks to let the first draft sit so I come back with a fresh perspective. I really enjoy your blog- sounds like you have a fun group of bloggers you're working with!