Monday, December 21, 2009

Small Victories

I wrote the end of my NaNoWriMo project last night. The first draft isn't done, there's still a few scenes that need to be written or completed, but still, I wrote the end. The scenes that have been swirling around in my brain for over three months now, just waiting to be put on paper. The end of the story is really what started me writing the book in the first place. I really wanted to write the events that lead up to that moment and I've had SO MUCH FUN doing it! I have to say that while my current manuscript is a great big lump of coal waiting to be squeezed into a diamond, there is a lot of stuff I really love about it. And the end! Oh! There was a moment there that totally caught me by surprise. It made the whole ending so much better than I was expecting. I'm so excited to get this thing finished and revised so I can get it out to my crit partners and see how other people react to it.

My New Year's resolution for 2009 was to write a book and while it's only a rough first draft, I'm calling it a win. Go me! I wasn't sure I could do it, but there's no stopping me now!

In another small victory, I finally got my facebook page up and running. Friend me if you want. It's looking pretty lonely over there. I was so nervous to put up my full name and a picture, which is ridiculous, because I'm all over the place for my film stuff, but it was still scary to put myself out there and say I write books. Even though I totally do now, because, you know, the end!

9 comments:

Nickles said...

Congrats on finishing the rough draft! I know how that is once you finish your ending--it feels glorious. Right until you start revisions (ha-ha). Then it gets frustrating. But in the end, all the hard work is worth it when you got a story that's the best it could be.

Marybeth Poppins said...

Yay for writing last words. That always feels SOOOO wonderful!

Sent you a friend invite :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hurray! You made your goal and should be so proud. Yay, you! :)

Kristi said...

Congrats on finishing and on joining FB - your picture is wonderful! :)

Carrie Harris said...

YAY! "The" and "end" are two of my favorite words in the English language.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

It's definitely a win!! Congrats on writing the ending!! Soon now, you'll be finished completely.

By the way, left a little something for you on my blog! Check it out! http://carol-in-print.blogspot.com/2009/12/have-blog-will-follow.html

L.J. Boldyrev said...

I had the same fears with facebook. I even set my name as L.J. to start with.

Congrats on finishing the first draft of your Nano. I can't wait to read it!

Nisa said...

Way to go! Isn't that the best feeling? Good look with revisions!

Angie Kate said...

I followed you from Sara's blog and I was going to follow you for the sole purpose of your motivational post she quoted, but then I come over here and you're currently reading Fire, which is sitting right next to me. So I cannot wait to hear more from you... you've got my attention.

Merry Christmas!

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