Friday, 15 January 2010

Just to let you know...

...I have finished my first draft today!

I have been writing this novel, on and off, for four years, so it is the end of a marathon (even though the manuscript currently stands at fractionally under my planned 80,000 words).

The hard work starts now.

19 comments:

CC Devine said...

Phenomenal! Bet you are feeling elated. Congratulations.

JJ Beattie said...

Brilliant Cathy. Well done. Big glass of wine now, right?

Fia said...

Wonderful. It's so hard to finish that first draft. Have a drink or a coffee, new lipstick, Twix...

Rowan Coleman said...

brilliant!!! Well donexxx

sheepish said...

Well done I know how great it feels even though you know that the hard work is only just beginning. But take a while to savour the moment.

liz fenwick said...

Superb!!!!Give yourself a big pat on the back - glass of wine and a bit of a rest before you begin the hardwork!
lx

ChrisH said...

Well done indeed. Big pat on the back to you.

Debs said...

Brilliant, congratulations you must be delighted.

Karen said...

That's great news, well done :o))

Leatherdykeuk said...

Congratulations!

Lucy Diamond said...

well done, Cathy! Fantastic!

Flowerpot said...

Wonderful news! Crack open the wine or whatever!

Lane said...

Well done you! Congratulations!

L-Plate Author said...

Woo hoo! Well done Cathy, am so chuffed for you. Now you have something to mould. I absolutely love doing the second draft, for me it is my favourite part.

Great achievement! Yes, you thoroughly deserve to treat yourself...x

Denise said...

Well done! One author told me a first draft should always be celebrated with a bottle of champagne. I always like to take advice!

Annieye said...

Well done. A terrific achievement

Cathy said...

Thanks everyone. Yes, I'm feeling elation and relief right now. I'm not too worried about the edits as I have been editing section by section as I wrote it anyway. There are structural issues to sort out though and more work to be done on the first half.

Shame we haven't got any champagne here but I'm off to get a glass of wine now :)

Graeme K Talboys said...

Woo Hoo! Well done.

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