Tuesday, February 8, 2011

We interrupt this programme to bring you a totally awesome announcement...

I FINISHED my first draft!!

Since giving myself a kick up the bum on Friday I've written 9,700 words exactly (weird, huh?)

The finished first draft stands at 85,439 words.

It's taken me a LONG TIME to get this far (I've lost track).

There's still sooo far to go. Not just REVISIONS (which I'm kinda excited about), but also another book. This one was only the first of two. Still another 80k words approx to go on this story. I'm not sure how I'm feeling about that exactly.

So yes, just had to share. Yay, Celebration!!

What do you have to celebrate? Come celebrate it with me (generally celebrations are best when they're done with others).


  1. Yay! Celebration! :D

    *scatters chocolate confetti*

    Keep plugging away and you'll get there :)

  2. Heh heh, congratulations! I'm having the opposite problem as you are. My first draft was quick, but all the planning for revisions are taking forever. Maybe I need to kick myself up the bum, too. ;D From the first draft, it can only get better!

  3. Wooo hoooo! Congratulations on hitting that milestone. Finishing a novel feels great.

  4. Congratulations! It's such a great feeling.

  5. Thanks everyone! You're all awesome :)

    *Ooooh chocolate confetti*

  6. Congrats. This gives me hope:)

  7. That's fantastic Sari! Congratulations!!

  8. I wrote chocolate confetti as a joke. Apparently, it exists!! :D

  9. Congrats!

    New follower...


  10. Hello fellow crusader and Whoop! Whoop! You finished your draft. I hope you go out and celebrate.

  11. I love how when someone in the writing community has a success everyone gathers 'round to celebrate. Such a supportive bunch of people :).

    Thanks for your comments everyone!

  12. Congrats on finishing your first draft! Don't you just LOVE that feeling? :D