I’m breaking the blog silence so I can memorialize this moment: Yesterday I completed the 1st draft of my novel! Throw the confetti and uncork the champagne!
Now I’ve got a major exam to take this Saturday so I’m going to be devoting the rest of the week to study because, you know, jobs with a paycheck and all, but once that’s passed I’ll be hopping back to it for my 1st round of editing/revising. This is by far the most I’ve written of a single story. I think the longest previous work I’ve done was around 50,000 so yeah, this feels pretty darned amazing, and I’m sure after it goes through several revisions it’ll be a more respectable length (shooting for 75k-85k).
Lots of frustration wrapped up in this work and I’m sure more to come. At the moment let me bask in the thought, ‘Yes, no matter the challenges, I can totally do this.’