Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I did it...finished the first draft of my first novel



Two posts in one day. In my last post I gave you an excerpt from my first mystery novel, "Not a Whisper". Today I wrote over 7k words and finished my first draft!!! Over 79k words total, now the real work begins, edits. My first run through will fix typos, missing words, add description (I'm still learning how to SHOW, not TELL) and maybe fix some POV (point of view) issues.

I don't know how quickly I'll get through the first run through because on November 1st I'll start writing my next novel, a romance tentatively titled as "Home Again". It will be based on my short story, "Lost and Found" which will be the prequel.

Wish me luck...I hope I enjoy writing this one as much as I've enjoyed writing "Not a Whisper".

12 comments:

  1. Congatulations, Donna! That's a wonderful feeling to know you've reached a goal most people never reach :-D

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  2. Whoop whoop, and looking forward to NaNo! I'm a mixture of excitement and terror... :)

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  3. wow congratulations!!! have fun with those edits ;)

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  4. Congratulations. I love that feeling of having a complete story - even if I know I'm going to rip huge parts of it apart and put it back together.

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  5. Congratulations! It is a fantastic accomplishment. Now on to the next one. Regards, Stephen Woodfin

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  6. Congratulations! It's a great feeling, isn't it? Now good luck with revisions and the next project! :)

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  7. Congrats, Donna! What a feeling of accomplishment. Best of luck on your revisions and with Home Again.

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  8. Hey good luck with everything. I learned not to do descriptions and typos until near the end since things often need rewriting, but whatever works for you :) Congrats

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  9. Well done, Donna! If my experience is anything to go by, one edit is only the start of it!

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  10. Congrats and now comes the fun part :-) I am still struggling and learning how to show and not tell also. Seems to be the hardest part for me.

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  11. Well done. I recently finished the draft of my first Novella. I am editing (in a final edit) which has taken me a lot longer than the actual writing. I wish you all the best your edit.

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  12. Donna, that is SO exciting! Writing THE END never gets old. Am editing my sequel now, definitely harder, more tedious work. Hope your editing process goes smooth and NaNoWriMo!

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