Monday, 16 March 2009

Finished! (ah, if only...)

Just popping in to say I've finished the first draft of my latest!

It's just over 95,000 words, which is actually relatively short for me, and it will be expanding soon as it's quite a messy first draft. Well, VERY messy, in fact, with so many things I need to change, but I wanted to do it as fast as possible this time. I've done it this way to give me the confidence that I could get there, as I have a very tight deadline, partly because I jettisoned the last project in December (well, mothballed it) and decided to write a sequel to The Secret Shopper's Revenge in time for this Christmas. It is a record for me - started January 5, finished today 16 March. All of me aches as I've been putting in too many hours at the laptop.

Now it's time to roll my sleeves up and get to work on editing this unruly beast of a book (four viewpoints at the moment, not sure it'll stay in that form) - TOMORROW. Though before that I plan to enjoy a celebratory G&T. Bottoms up!

18 comments:

CC Devine said...

Hurrah! Bet that G&T taste good! Best of luck with a speedy editing process.

Debs said...

Many congratulations, you certainly deserve that G&T.

Fiona said...

Oh Bottoms Up indeed. Can't wait to read it. I've read SSR twice and am in danger of making it my Master Mind specialist subject.

Lane said...

Well done! That is super speedy.
Enjoy that well earned G&T.

Kate.Kingsley said...

Hurrah! Enjoy that well deserved G&T ~ chin chin! :-)

Caroline said...

Bloody hell! I bow at your feet. You so deserve several G&Ts! Congratulations x

Sarah*G* said...

Congratulations! A sequel to 'The Secret Shoppers Revenge' you say?! Oh I know of a few friends who would like to read that. As would I of course also!

KeVin K. said...

Good job, Kate.

skywind said...

Hope that we can quickly see your masterpiece. :)
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KayJay said...

Great stuff! G and Ts ahoy!

liz fenwick said...

I bow to your skill and speed woman!!! Fantastic. It's only March and we have our first winner!!!
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wordtryst said...

My, that was fast, Kate. Well done!

Graeme K Talboys said...

Woot!

Calistro said...

Many congrats Kate - that's astonishingly fast! Am in awe.

Will be interested to hear what you do about the viewpoints. I'm writing with 3 (2x 1st POV & 3rd), for the first time ever and a tiny bit of me is screaming, "I don't know what I'm doing!" but I'll continue on until the end of the first draft and, hopefully, fix it afterwards!

Captain Black said...

Well done Kate. You get the gold medal!

Lily Sheehan said...

Well done!

Annieye said...

What a fantastic achievement Kate. Well done on winning the race!

ChrisH said...

Cheers and congrats!