I just typed THE END to the first draft of my YA romantic suspense novel GUILTY…The word count is a bit on the low side (46k) but I already have in the text some spots telling me to “add texture”, “add scene from the pageant”, “up the tension and the stakes.”
So yes, of course my work isn´t done but I powered through and wrote a book (or the main bones of a book). It´s exciting. It´s thrilling. And I cannot wait to read it through and make it as good as I can before sending it to my wonderful CPs and beta 😀
But for now?
I´m just going to look at that picture a bit longer and pat myself on the back.
What do you do to celebrate a writing related achievement?
11 thoughts on “First draft – Check….”
There’s definitely a great feeling just looking at “The End” especially after all the work you’ve put into the novel. Still haven’t celebrated finishing my first, unless you could finally relaxing and sitting down to watch Castle.
I apparently decided to throw myself back in the fire and start on the next.
Congrats! I don’t know what I will do when I finish this draft…probably also write a celebratory blog post! I’m so impressed with your speed and focus. Way to go!
Yay to go, Elodie! Finishing a first draft is such an accomplished feeling… I hope you get to revel in it! I’m proud of you, lady!
Well done, Elodie! I hope the revisions go well for you. What do I do when I finish a draft? I take time out to do the things I’ve been pushing aside so I can finish the draft! 🙂
The END! Rock on! Go you! What a great feeling to be finished with a draft.
Good for you, Elodie! Now comes the fun part: revisions. I love watching my stories deepen and become so much better once I start revising. 🙂
Good job! You even met your goal for finishing! Hope revisions go just as well for you! 🙂
THAT IS AWESOME!!! Congratulations! I really hope you’ll send this one my way when you’re ready!
Congrats again on finishing!!!! If you ever need a beta reader, let me know!