Magic entered my living room today in many more ways than one….
But the one which stood out and that I want to shout to the world: I finished the first draft of my manuscript!
For the first time since I´ve been trying my hand at writing (and it has been a looooong ride), I put an end to a novel I am working on.
Bumps appeared on the road…days when I thought I would not succeed….many more when I had a blast typing away even if it was just for 30 minutes, stealing precious time from the places I could (aka my commuting).
Getting to the end is exhilarating and scary and everything in between.
I know it is not the end of the journey and my heart races when I think about the editing, beta-reading and all of the questions or challenges I may face in the process. Plus, there is the next book in my mind…
But for now…I am just living in the moment and enjoying it 🙂
Thank you all for supporting me and cheering me on along the way. I am one lucky lady!
40 thoughts on “The two magical little words…”
Congratulations! Finishing that first draft is the best feeling in the world. Are you going straight into editing or taking a short writing break?
Thank you Robin 🙂 I am taking a short writing break and will spend more time reading for a few days…
Congratulations! It’s such a great feeling to have that first draft done 🙂
Enjoy this time, and best of luck with the edits! It’s a magical process, too, and you learn so much.
Thanks Lora 😀
I am still giddy about writing those little words…
Hey, that’s great! Good for you!
Thanks Robin 😀
CONGRATS! Finishing the first draft is a GREAT feeling. Swim in it for a little while and let it sink it that YOU wrote a book. Keep up the amazing work, my friend! ❤
Thanks again Kerri 😀 I still have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I indeed wrote a BOOK! Yay 😀
I am not so great at finishing manuscripts so I wholeheartedly applaud you. No one can truly appreciate what you just did until they have tried it. Congratulations and enjoy it.
Thank you very much 😀
That’s amazing!!! Congratulations. 😀
Thanks Carolin 😀
So excited for you, Elodie! Such an amazing feeling. Congrats! 🙂
Thanks again Katy 😀 I´m still quite excited about it…:)
Congratulations! It is so much fun to write “The End.” And mean it! What a wonderful accomplishment.
Thanks Kitty 😀
Congratulations!!! I find editing just as fun as writing it. Sure there are sometimes where you’re like…’wow, that is bad’. But that’s what editing is for! 🙂
Thanks Kelley 😀 I think I´ll enjoy the editing phase too and I´m sure I´ll learn a lot in the process…:D
Congratulations!! That is so awesome!!
Thanks French Maiden 😀
Congrats! I am working on my own first draft slowly and hope to one day reach those words at the end too. Best of wishes and when it is published I will be happy to read!
Thanks Eve and I´m cheering you on for your draft! 😀
Yay!! I’m so happy for you! You did it! And you should defnitely be proud and enjoy living in the moment!! Congrats!
Thanks Becky 😀
Fabulous milestone, well done, what a joy!
You are an inspiration. Keep up the momentum and continue to enjoy the ride.
Thank you sooo much Claire 😀
Congratulations! Wow! I long to see those two words on something I have written … Enjoy the feeling of accomplishment, well earned!
Thanks Melissa and I´m sure you´ll see those words too on something you´ve written! 😀
Well done! Before you get to the next part of the process, put your feet up and relax with a glass (or bottle) of wine! 🙂
Thanks 😀 I did enjoy a glass of wine tonight and will spend the next few days reading before jumping into the next step 😀
Congrats! Enjoy this feeling before you dive into revisions.
Thanks Kelly 😀
Congratulations! That’s such a fantastic feeling, especially that first time. Because suddenly, it’s true: You Can Write a Book. Now go celebrate!
Thanks Kris 😀 It is indeed quite a wonderful feeling (those first times are just hard to forget :D)
Woohoooooo!!! This is a huge day!
Thanks again LisaAnn 😀
Congratulations! It’s a major achievement! Enjoying the buzz 🙂
Thanks Tee G 🙂 I am still in the buzz mood and thinking about my next book 🙂