Thursday, March 21, 2013

I'm Done! I'm Done!

That is...I am done with my first draft of the book. I still have a lot of editing to do, but I feel so relieved to have the entire story written out from start to finish. I have had it in my head for four years now and have been writing it for the last two years. It is so nice to get it out of my head and on paper now (or computer to be technically correct).

It was so surreal to  finally finish it. I typed the last sentence of my book and instantly felt a wave of emotion. I had done it! I have accomplished one of my life goals that I have had since I was twelve years old. I just wish it hadn't taken me so long to finish. I'll just have to try to convince myself that my older age has made me wiser and given me more experiences in which I could relate to in my writing.

I need to start editing! What I probably will do is relish a few more moments of feeling accomplished before I dig in and cringe as I read grammatical errors and find small holes in my plot. Once again I will try to convince myself that with each proofreading of my story, the better I will be making it.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

I Can Almost Taste It!

I am so close to being done, that it is driving me completely crazy!  I just need to keep myself motivated and hopefully if I can be disciplined enough, within the next three days or so I will be done with my first novel.  I am so excited I can barely stand it.  I joke with people that know about this endeavor of mine, that I have honestly written this entire book while either holding a baby or listening to one cry.  Let's just say I have gotten extremely talented at typing with one hand.

I do need to mention my embarrassing job of posting lately. It has been years, and I am ashamed.  Hopefully now I will be posting at least once a week. And hopefully my next post will be a celebratory one. Where I will be treating myself to something, I'm not sure what yet, great in honor of finishing this goal of mine. I would like to thank my husband, Steve. He has been pushing me to finish for these last few months. It has been nice having to answer to someone who at least cares that I finish, especially when I would get discouraged thinking that the end was nowhere in sight.

Now I can see the end clearly and it is taunting me! So I am going to keep pushing on. I only have three more chapters! So, instead of posting something too long, I will cut it short and hopefully use the time I saved to write another chapter. Wish me Luck.