Monday, August 29, 2011

In Which A Great Thing Happened

That's right.

I FINISHED MY WIP!

Well, just the first draft. But let's get serious here, that's the first major step.

And what does finishing a first draft entail? Why it entails A MOTHEREFFING DANCE!





And maybe a fist bump

Funny Pictures - Cat Gifs


So. That was good. It ended up just shy of 80K which is awesome. Lots to play around with there. I was really pushing hard the last two weeks. I would just be exhausted in the evenings after writing so many words. Now I have to begin the revising and editing. I think it will need a fair amount of revisions, but nothing I'm not up to.

Mostly, I really really really want to be able to participate in Authoress's Baker's Dozen Auction this year, it was really the motivating factor on keeping me working at such a hectic pace. So, I've got a few months to get this MS in tip top shape, which means hectic revisions from here on out.

LET'S DO THIS!!

29 comments:

aspiring_x said...

get DOWN with your funky self!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

p.s. schrute can boogie like no other! i love that man!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you finished! Really hope you dance better than Dwight though.

Anne said...

did you put on your revision hat?

DL Hammons said...

BOO-YAH!!!!! Awesome news. :)

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

aspiring - yeah, his dancing really came out on top when i was searching for one for the blog

Alex - ooh, i dance way worse than that...

Anne - well, i will once i start revising

DL - thanks! It's certainly a weight off

L.G.Smith said...

I really envy you right now. I'm still standing at the bottom of the hill looking up on my current WIP.

Good luck with the revisions. :)

Tracey L. Bentley said...

Congrats - that's an accomplishment to celebrate! Good luck with the upcoming revisions :)

Anne Gallagher said...

Yay! Congrats. Happy Dance for you! I really need to settle in and finish at least one of the ones I started this summer. Preferably soon.

Hart Johnson said...

Oooooh! Congratulations! Very exciting! If you CAN build in a break to set it aside, that's ideal, but I get that deadlines don't always allow for it so ONWARD! Good luck with revisions!

K. Turley (Clutzattack) said...

Wow, you are so fast! Have fun with your revisions!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

LG - but starting a new journey is its own kind of fun too!

Tracey - thanks! I'll take all the luck i can

Anne - well, knowing you, once you make your mind up on which one you want to finish first, you'll be done in no time

Hart - yeah, that's one of the things i'm a bit bummed about, that i don't really have much time just to let it rest. BUT, i figure i can work in a break at a later time. Hopefully.

Clutz - i actually thought i dragged my feet on this a bit. It took me almost 3 months exactly to pump this baby out. I kicked ass at the end here, but the middle definitely had some writing slumps

Talli Roland said...

That's FANTASTIC! Massive massive congrats!

Matthew MacNish said...

AWESOME! Well done, Sarah. Keep it up.

Maria Zannini said...

Woo-hoooooooooo!

That's deserving of a dance, a fist bump and an ice cream cone.

Congrats, woman!

E.R. King said...

Good for you! You deserve to do a little dance! YAY!

Tara said...

I always aim for 80k - perfect playing room either way. Never get there. So jealous. ;-p

Congrats!!

Ninja Girl said...

YAY!!! Congrats Falen on finishing and the word count (sounds like it's right where it needs to be :))
Ninja Girl
P.S. I love Dwight!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Talli - aww! Thanks!

Matt - thanks. I hope i can keep it up with some super paced revisions

Maria - mmmm, ice cream. Though, i have been eating quite a bit of ice cream lately...


ER - if i hadn't been so exhausted it would have been an awesome cray cray dance

Tara - i can't aim for word counts, just because i'm really bad at estimating them. I was hoping i'd hit at least 75K with this one, though, so i guess i was close

Ninja - thanks! And i definitely love his dance. I want to copy it

Christine Murray said...

Congratulations! There's nothing like finishing a first draft. Best of luck with the revising!

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Awesome job! Congratulations!

raelynbarclay said...

Congrats! Best of luck with revisions :)

Caledonia Lass said...

Woohooo!!! Congrats girl!

Hannah Kincade said...

WELL IT'S ABOUT TIME!! :D I'LL BE WAITING FOR ALL OF IT TO BE SENT...NOW!

julie fedderson said...

That is awesome!! Congratulations and break out the bubbly--you deserve it!

LD Masterson said...

Woo woo! Go, Sarah!

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Whoohoo! Major congratulations to you! I'll do a victory dance in your honour :)

Shirley Wells said...

Awesome news. Mega congratulations!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Christine - thanks! And yeah, it's so nice to get that first draft done

Lisa-Marie - thanks!

Raelyn - thanks! And i'll probably need it

Caledonia - thanks so much!

Hannah - hah! The question is, did you want to wait for me to clean it up a bit first? At least, the parts you don't have? At the very least you should probably wait for the new beginning i have to write, it will help the ending make more sense

Julie - thanks! There was definitely ice cream involved

LD - thanks!

Jamie - aww thanks. I'm sure it's loads better than my dance was

Shirley - hah! And mega thanks back at ya

Lola Sharp said...

WOOT!!!!! ☆∴*★∵∶。◦°✰

You go with your badass self!

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