I’ve got something to tell you. Lean a little closer…. a little closer…… I’M DONE. FINISHED. MY BOOK IS COMPLETED!!!!!! My new adult book is DONE.
I am so damn proud of myself, I cannot even explain. At times it felt as if this book would never get finished. Like I had done so much, but had way too far to go. I set a deadline for myself of December 17th and finished before that.
Writing the last words were so bittersweet. I was so happy to set that pen down and know that I had given everything I had to that book, but I was sad to know it was over. The work isn’t over though, of course. I handwrote everything so now I’ve begun typing all those words, and self-editing at the same time. I plan to get professional editing done, but I’m already finding things to fix or even elaborate on now that I’m back at the beginning. Even leaving some things out that don’t quite fit in now that the ending is written.
So far, I’ve typed 12,000 words. My wrists is KILLING me, but it’s so gratifying to see that word count go up. Noticing a big difference in the page count now that the words are typed and not in my sloppy, huge cursive handwriting.
As I’m typing all this, I’m putting together the playlist from the book. Did I ever mention that music plays a HUGE role in the book? If not, then now you know. Both of the main characters will have a playlist on youtube.
Just wanted to share that amazing, exciting news with you guys. I’m trying to keep myself on a schedule of typing 4,ooo words a day, but we’ll see how that goes. I think some days will definitely call for a break.
Write soon. Bye.