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    New motto: more purr, less hiss Nekko's Avatar
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    First draft of first book finished!

    I'm not really sure what to do with myself now...

    Not really, but I've been working on this in fits and starts forever and it feels odd to be done with the first stage.

    I realize I have a long, long road ahead before I'm even ready to think about querying, but it feels so good to have gotten to this point!

    Thanks everyone who has given advice on bits I've posted so far!
    You can't... start to delete a word so you can change it to a different word but then keep the first letter of the old word...
    it will eventually eat the new word's soul and turn it into an evil, undead word-zombie...

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    Congrats!
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    Yay! Go you

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    Great job! Congratulations!
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    Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

    Good work!

    Blessings,

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    Congrats!

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    Congratulations! And good luck with the next stages...
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    Congrats!
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    CGs! And good luck, after liberal doses of your favorite restoratives, on the next draft!
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    Way to go! That's a huge accomplishment. You should be very proud of yourself for getting this far.
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    New motto: more purr, less hiss Nekko's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone!
    You can't... start to delete a word so you can change it to a different word but then keep the first letter of the old word...
    it will eventually eat the new word's soul and turn it into an evil, undead word-zombie...

    --jjdebenedictis


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    Awesome to hear! Congrats!
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    Congratulations!! It is an awesome feeling. Be proud of yourself
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