I can’t believe this day has actually come but I’ve finally finished the first draft of my first ever novel.
It’s messy, unrefined and illogical, but there’s a beginning, middle and end in there somewhere…yep, it’s definitely a story, a story that has been bubbling away inside of me for some time. So my next question: now what? Now comes the fun stuff. An editor by trade, I take joy in ripping something apart and putting it together again. I love squeezing bits in, taking bits out, joining up the dots. The pain is the creating – a blank page is every writer’s worst nightmare. Now I have something, or at least, the bones of something, which I can now begin to pick apart with delight, re-wording, re-ordering and re-structuring until I am completely satisfied with the results.
Sure, it may take a while with my penchant for pedantry, but it certainly won’t hurt half as much.
3 thoughts on “Finished my first draft…now what?”
YAY! Can’t wait to read it! Congratulations and more yay! X
Thank you, Lar! I just need to get around to editing the bloody thing…x
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