View Full Version : THE END...Sweetest words in the English language!

07-21-2007, 08:40 PM
I finally finished it. My first novel done and saved. It doesn't feel real!!! I've given myself a tenative two weeks for edits. I think maybe I'll be more excited when the second draft is done. Right now I just can't really accept that the damn thing's out of my head! Finishing a novel is the strangest feeling in the world!!! :D

07-21-2007, 09:06 PM
Woo-hoo! Congratulations!

07-21-2007, 09:22 PM
Congratulations! But don't even start those revision for two weeks. Give it a rest.

Soccer Mom
07-21-2007, 09:28 PM

Good for you! Yeah, I like to let a story rest before attacking it with edits, but do what works for you.

Harper K
07-22-2007, 01:53 AM
Hurrah! I suggest a nap, a tasty dessert, and a vacation -- a short one, at least -- away from your manuscript. Good job!

07-22-2007, 04:02 AM
Great feeling, isn't it? :)

I'm with the others: take a break, gain some distance, so it will seem fresh to you in a few weeks. I was amazed when I went back to mine how much I wanted to change, and yet how delighted I was with other parts. It makes for an (almost) objective reading.

Congratulations, though! That is quite an accomplishment.

07-22-2007, 08:18 AM
I have a few parts that I know will need some work so I might dive into those but then I do think I'll take everyone's advice and let it lie for a good two weeks. I know my brain is a little fried! :) Thanks for all the congrats guys, you mean the world to me :D

Saundra Julian
07-22-2007, 01:12 PM

07-22-2007, 06:16 PM
Many congratulations, WordGypsy!!! Savor the feeling of being finished with the first draft--it's a huge achievement! ;)

07-22-2007, 07:27 PM

07-22-2007, 11:53 PM
Brilliant! I've just written those lovely words, myself, so we're twins!

I had a lovely glass (OK, bottle) of sparkling rose wine. What about you?

Susan B
07-23-2007, 03:45 AM
Congratulations, Word Gypsy! Great feeling--also, as you say, a little bit strange. Hope you have a great celebration (and little time away.)


07-23-2007, 07:16 AM
Hey Zahra! Great to find my twin out there :D I had myself a glass of Barefoot Merlot lol How's that for twins?? lol

07-23-2007, 04:36 PM
:snoopy: Way to go!!!

07-23-2007, 10:17 PM
Barefoot is gross. Next time, we're getting much better (though still not expensive) wine. Like some Berenger, or my perennial favorite Riesling.