THE END!!! which is really only the beginning…

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Today after 4 hours of writing, I wrote some words on my work in progress that have been very elusive…The End. It was an amazing feeling. This WIP has been difficult for me, compounded by numerous factors. I wrote the first chapter back in 2011, then worked on it off and on up until the last year when I finally worked on it exclusively. It’s a bit thin at 52,000 words (I was shooting for 80K), but it’s been a far bigger undertaking than anything else I’ve done in terms of both plot and research.

Reservoir

Reservoir

Now comes the revisions (rubs hands together). Normally I’m not a big fan of the process. I like to tweak and tinker as I go, so that when I’m done I’m very close to the final product. But Reservoir (yes, that’s its name) is a whole different ballgame. I can’t wait to dive into revisions. I have great faith in this story and I know that the edits will only bring it closer to the vision I have for it.

Thanks to all of you who have hung with me through this project, especially DH and the girls! It’s so good to take a step forward.

How about you? Are you moving forward with your goals?

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10 thoughts on “THE END!!! which is really only the beginning…

  1. I was just thinking about you and your “current” book. Can’t wait to read it, SO am really looking forward to “the end being only the beginning”!!! Congrats, you super woman. Love ya, M.

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  2. I like revisions MUCH better than first drafts. That’s why I keep pecking half-heartedly at my current first draft WIPs and checking my In-box for a revision letter from my editor for the last project I turned in.

    But the fact is, I’ll have nothing to revise in the future if I don’t write some new stories, so back to the drafting I go …

  3. I don’t have any writing goals, unless finishing the minutes for the bowling association meeting counts!! But I am at my weight goal and working on that 5K goal.

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