Monday, December 17, 2012

In Which I Finish

Here we are, a week before Christmas (for those who celebrate) and I'm in the happy position of having finished the first draft of my current WIP All That Remains!!





It took me over a year to complete that baby. BUT, to be fair, it really only took less than 3 months of actual writing. The rest of the year it was just set aside while I was working on Break Free.

So yay! I'm super happy it's done. I'm going to let it sit for a week or three, work on some short stories and submissions. And then it'll be time to tackle the revisions (of which there will be many).

It's 110,000 words and I'm hoping to get that down some, but more importantly, I need to smooth that baby out, fix the plotting and the characterization and all that other fun stuff. Maybe I'm just crazy but I like revising and I'm looking forward to making this MS the best I can.

So how about you? How's your writing going?

 

11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! Does that make you one happy otter? (That is an otter in the animation, isn't it?)

Maria Zannini said...

Huzzah!

I prefer revising too. It's the tinkerer in me. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Whoo hoo!! Finishing a first draft is such a rush, but so is finishing an edit/revision so I can give it to readers. I love all aspects of writing, I guess.

Jay Noel said...

I'm nearing the end of my current WIP as well - it was a NaNo project. Hope to get it done before the end of 2012.

Matthew MacNish said...

I'm getting very close! Some day, I hope to reach the point where I can draft more than one manuscript per year.

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

Congratulations. I myself haven't done much writing. But maybe I'll try to change that some this week.

Johanna Garth said...

That is totally happy dance worthy! I recently finished my WIP too and am now working on the dreaded editing.

Hannah Kincade said...

woo hoo!! Congrats again!! It's always nice to finish. It's a good feeling. Can't wait to read that sucker!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Whoo! Congeats, Sarah!

*does a happy dance*

Jamie

Pearl said...

My writing is coming along well! Thanks for asking! :-)

Just published my second chapbook and sold 47 of the first 50 in four days. So at least the thing has paid for itself and is on its way to paying for the next one.

But 110,000 words? Wheeeee! Girl, you are WRITING!

Pearl

Teebore said...

Still plugging along. Christmas and junk is making it difficult to find time - just a few hours every two or three days - so it's going slower than I'd like. I'm hoping to get to a good stopping point (the end of act two, if you will) by Christmas so I can send it off to you guys.

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