Thursday, April 12, 2012

News on the Writing Front!

I’ve been MIA from the internet the last couple of months.

Long story short, I was busy with a task that was important enough to warrant my full attention. You may be wondering what sort of thing that would be.

Drumroll, please...

Writing, of course!

I FINALLY finished my NaNo novel. Well, the first draft, at least. Next item on the to-do list is to edit the beast. We’ll see how that goes. I’m notorious for crumpling under the shame of poorly written manuscripts. The good news is that I’ve learned a lot this past year about editing and I'm happy to say I don’t fear it like I used to. I have a whole pack of red pens in my desk drawer to prove it.

After the whole debacle where my laptop ate a good chunk of my very first manuscript, and the other where my plot (and motivation) melted into a pile of goo about 60,000 words into my second manuscript, it feels pretty good to be able to say I’ve finally got a finished draft. Third time’s a charm, right?

And yes, I backed up my file this time.

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  1. Congratulations! You've completed a Quest! [insert Zelda found-item music]

    Good luck with the editing!

  2. Hah! Love it!

    And thanks! It's been an interesting journey so far!

  3. Well-done, and how I wish I was you!

  4. Congtrats... that is so awesome. it feels so good to have it completed...:)

  5. Tania: I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders!

    Mary: Thanks, cuz!