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Cat Scratch
01-22-2007, 10:02 PM
Post mini-victories here.

For instance, last night I tackled the rewrites on a chapter that has been plauging me for months. No, really. MONTHS. I finally sat down and hammered it out. Of course it wasn't as hard as I'd made it out to be. And now it's done! The rest of my manuscript rewrite from here should be a breeze, and my agent eagerly awaits.

Phew! Glad that's over with. I was so glad when I was done that I ran around the house going "yay!" Luckily, my husband already knows I'm crazy.

giftedrhonda
01-22-2007, 10:11 PM
Wonderful!

On Friday, I had two agents request fulls of my manuscript. YAY! That puts me up to 7 fulls out...

Provrb1810meggy
01-22-2007, 10:35 PM
I got my WIP to 40,000 words.

Meerkat
01-22-2007, 10:53 PM
Reached the words "The End" on my WIP yesterday morning, which made 29,000 words. Wife read and declared it to be "slightly less cheesy and slightly less confusing" than my previous work. A major minor victory! This makes four unpublished secret works in a row. Wrote a four page short story to celebrate, which she described as "Bleccchhhh!" I'm thinking: anthology!

AnnieColleen
01-22-2007, 11:10 PM
Yesterday was 30,000 words on my WIP -- around a third of the way through.

MidnightMuse
01-22-2007, 11:38 PM
I finally got back on my lazy ass, and opened up my WIP's file today :D

CaroGirl
01-22-2007, 11:44 PM
My husband just printed out 5 copies of my wip to hand out to beta readers on the weekend. Now I have to find the courage to actually pass my baby around the room. What if they think she's ugly?

Mini congrats to everyone!

Toni1953
01-23-2007, 02:29 PM
I had two agents request partials of a ms that gave me so much trouble when I was writing it, I almost threw the whole thing in the shredder....

AndreaGS
01-26-2007, 08:04 PM
I'm nearly finished with Chapter 30 of my book, which means five more chapters left to write! They're going so smoothly too, since I've been thinking and thinking about "The End" for so long.

I think I'll be done in a month or so!

awatkins
01-26-2007, 11:56 PM
You guys are awesome! Keep up the great work! :)

Cat Scratch
01-27-2007, 12:39 AM
This is only semi-writing-related, but I'm starting a theatre group for teens and I just secured us a performance space through a well-written proposal. Yay! The kids are writing their own material for performances, so this is fostering a generation of playwrights (I hope).

AnnieColleen
01-27-2007, 01:15 AM
This is only semi-writing-related, but I'm starting a theatre group for teens and I just secured us a performance space through a well-written proposal. Yay! The kids are writing their own material for performances, so this is fostering a generation of playwrights (I hope).

I wouldn't call that a mini-accomplishment!

A friend of mine does school/community theater, and it's hard for me to imagine the amount of work that goes into it even/especially at that level.

Cat Scratch
01-27-2007, 01:17 AM
True. It is a massive accomplishment, just one that isn't necessarily writing based!

Cat Scratch
01-29-2007, 10:32 PM
I wrote for about 7 hours straight yesterday and nearly finished my final draft of my WIP.

I may or may not have called in sick today to finish it.

Okay. I did.

Saundra Julian
01-30-2007, 12:05 AM
Congratulations everyone!

giftedrhonda
01-30-2007, 12:10 AM
I received an offer of representation today! YAY! So I called/emailed the other agents who have fulls. Once I hear from all of them, I can make a final decision.

Rhonda, who is on cloud nine...

CaroGirl
01-30-2007, 12:19 AM
I received an offer of representation today! YAY! So I called/emailed the other agents who have fulls. Once I hear from all of them, I can make a final decision.

Rhonda, who is on cloud nine...
Rhonda, hon, start your own thread! You deserve individual kudos for that accomplishment. Congratulations!

Saundra Julian
01-30-2007, 12:50 AM
WOW! Congratulations, Rhonda!

giftedrhonda
01-30-2007, 04:11 AM
lolol ok, thanks! hahaha guess i could do that, eh? :D

Cat Scratch
02-02-2007, 04:01 AM
Yes, Rhonda, definitely big enough for its own thread!

My next "bite" was FINISHING the final draft of my novel!!! Yay! But no big announcement because I still have a final read-aloud/proofread. So it doesn't quite feel "finished." I'm quote-happy today. Forgive me.