Sunday, May 15, 2011

Goal Achieved

I finished the second draft of The Way We Think today. My NaNoWriMo novel of 2010. 75,328 words.

I'll be honest and say I'm not as happy with it as I could be. I really don't think I'll ever be 100% satisfied with it. I knew it wouldn't end with draft two when I started draft one, but I'm beginning to understand what people mean when they say the re-writing, and editing never really ends.

That being said, this step is rather exciting for me as it's the furthest I've managed to make it with any of my novels. It's a place I've never been to. A place I'm learning from, as I have from every new step I've made in my writing.

It's a milestone and for the next week I can enjoy this. Then it'll be back to fretting over how I'm going to get this character out of that, phrase those words so they sound just right, and asking Finn "does that sound cliche?"


  1. Did I ever mention that I think you're amazing? Because I do. Very much so.

    Congratulations on reaching this huge milestone! Give yourself a hearty pat on the back, do a little happy dance, celebrate by indulging in something of a sugary substance.... What you've accomplished is nothing short of Awesome.

    Congrats. ^.^

  2. Yeah, I agree with Katie. You are amazing. I want to read it. You should send it to me so I can read it start to finish. Actually, scratch that idea, I want you to read it to me. Yes. <3

    I can't wait until I can get back to editing my NaNo novel.

  3. You rock, girl. Tell me your secret please..... I must know how you get back the first draft.... *falls on knees and begs*

  4. Good job!! That's exciting!!

  5. Are you planning on getting it published?

  6. Hey! I'm liking the new template, by the way.

    Now for the real reason I'm here.... the progress you're making with your novel is so exciting. I wish I could say that I've written something worth 75k words. But, take comfort, I think all of us writers never feel like a story is truly finished & polished. *sigh* I know that I sure feel that way.