Sunday, November 09, 2008
I finished it.
My very first draft on my very first novel is finished. That's it, above, all 90,291 words on my little thumb drive.
I finished it last night at 11:18 p.m. And promptly started grinning like crazy. I looked over at JB and told him, and he jumped up and we celebrated. But first he took my picture to mark the occasion:
I know. Not lookin' too attractive at 11:18 p.m. on a Sunday night, but there you have it.
I've been editing as I went along (big surprise there) but it still needs a big plot edit by me before anyone else can look at it.
Then I'll take some of you up on your generous offers of critiques.
Many, many thanks to all of you for your encouragement and kind words throughout this process...this looonnnnggg, drawn-out process. The first page of my notebook where I kept my notes for the story (the green one in the picture above) is dated June 11, 2005. *uncomfortable sheepish pause* I learned a lot about the writing process--and my writing process in particular--on this book, and I think I'll be faster the next time.
I've already got an idea for a sequel ;)