Thursday, February 7, 2008

It's Done!!!!

Whoo Hoo! Excuse me while I happy dance all over the room.

Okay, I'm back. I finished the first draft of my YA last night and that lets me breathe a big sigh of relief. I'm finding that I'm the "get the cra**y first draft down and then go back and make it pretty" sort of writer. When you're working on the first draft, it's like the ideas for the book are floating around as big soap bubbles and if you can't catch them fast enough and commit them to paper (or laptop as it were), they will float away and be gone forever at which time you are saddled with a half finished MS and no idea where it's going.

Now at least there is a beginning, a middle, and an ending and I can go back and make it pretty. I have a whole notebook full of cryptic notes like "make sure you put the slippers in somewhere in the first fifty pages". This is the part I like best - revision!

I can't wait to tell you what the book is about, but it's going to have to wait until things have solidified. It's pretty cool though. Makes a good "elevator pitch" if I do say so.

Back to work.

On this date: In 1964, the Beatles arrive in New York.


Natalie said...

YAY! Can't wait to read the rest! And yes, it does make a great elevator pitch. :-)

Linda D. (sbk) said...

Awesome that you finished!

I can't wait to hear more about it.

Miss Awesome said...