Yesterday was a pretty exciting day for me because…
I FINISHED MY NOVEL!
Okay. Breathe. Let that sink in.
It feels kind of odd, because I’ve been here before. About three years ago I finished writing the first draft of my novel, then I put it aside. First, I celebrated. I’d done it! I had seriously sat down at my desk and wrote AN ENTIRE NOVEL, something I always wanted to do. But then… I wasn’t done, because, honestly, my first draft SUCKED.
And that’s when I learned that writing a book is about so much more than just getting the words onto paper. It’s about planning, about revising, about editing, about screaming at the screen because that. scene. just. won’t. work. AAAAARGH!
So I revised and revised. I gave my manuscript to my dear writer friends, who in return gave me tons of feedback (thanks, btw. I could not have done it without you!!!). And I revised some more. I cried, I laughed, I worried. And it all got me to where I am today.
My story is far from perfect, but it’s the best I could do. Now it’s time to send it out into the world and hope for the best!
Wish me luck 😉