Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Good or Bad, I'm Almost at The End

I'm eleven pages from The End...11 pages! And as you can guess, I'm very excited!!! Admittedly, this isn't the first pass, and it won't be the last, but I'm crossing my fingers that it'll be the last big one. My first draft was crafted through the Fast Draft process, and while I'd recommend some version of that process (Book in a Month, Seventy Days of Sweat...whatever), it didn't exactly leave me with a clean, totally workable draft. This is the second draft, and did I mention, it's almost done!!! I'm going to send it out to a few beta readers, make my husband read it, and go back for a 'tweak as I go' re-read.

I really, really hope I like it. I've been writing/revising very steadily since the beginning of the year, and I've been happy with my new material and progress. I was not at all happy with the stuff I edited out (obviously). So now I'm just a tad bit nervous that I won't like this version on the reread. But I'm crossing my fingers and really hoping...

Now...I have eleven pages to get to!

5 comments:

Kelly Krysten said...

Congratualtions!
And I know what you mean. I've been revising the same book for a lllloooonnnngggg time.I'm doing Book In A Week next week.
But ELEVEN more pages? That's awesome!

Stephanie J said...

That's so exciting! I still can't even imagine being at that point, so close to finishing. But I'm sure you're going to love it on the reread! I'd guess that with most any WIP there's always something that you'll look back and feel you can change. I heard that sometimes the hardest part is just telling yourself to drop the pen (or stop the fingers from typing) and accept that you're at the end. Are you like that?

Barrie said...

Go, girl, go!

Kate Diamond said...

Wow. You just inspired me to get my butt back in gear. I was going to quit messing around on the Internet and go watch a movie... but now I'm going to squeak out some writing. Thanks!

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