View Full Version : First Novel, First Draft

07-25-2005, 08:41 AM
I am a very happy woman this evening. I finished the first draft of my sci-fi novel! Unfortunately I am already sick of it. I plan to stash it far, far away for a long while.

I can't wait to get started on the next one, benefitting from all the things I learned while messing up this particular story.

Interesting tidbit: I set out to write about 50,000 words. My final word count, at 250 words per page, is 125,500. Oh boy.

black winged fighter
07-25-2005, 08:47 AM
Congratulations! Yes, hide the MS! Then you can look at it with fresh eyes in a month or. But keep writing, and good luck!

07-26-2005, 06:47 AM
congrats! :) m'n'm party for you! :PartySmil

07-26-2005, 07:54 AM
Thanks bwf!

Alanna, an m&m party just for me! Yay! (That is so cool.)

Honey Nut Loop
07-26-2005, 11:48 PM
I know just waht you mean about hating something you've just written :P. Congrats on finishing though. :Clap:

07-27-2005, 12:34 AM
Admirable perseverance in the face of not liking the work anymore. Congratulations on finishing. And... you just might find that it's not so bad in a month or two. May even be parts you really like.:Cake:

Azure Skye
07-27-2005, 12:42 AM

07-27-2005, 03:33 AM
:Clap: CONGRATULATIONS!! I hope you are going to reward yourself in some way! (besides putting away the ms. in a drawer!)

And Yay for being excited about your next project! I hope I will be in the same position when I finish my WIP (I've almost reached the halfway point of my goal - woo hoo!).


07-27-2005, 03:54 AM
125,500 words? WOW! :partyguy:

You're totally addicted. I'd say 'seek professional help' but there's no 12-step program to cure you. You'll just have to keep writing!

Congratulations on your achievement!!

07-27-2005, 04:39 AM
Congrats! :banana:

07-27-2005, 08:46 AM
Thanks everyone! I'm still in shock at having finished what I started. That has become somewhat of a rare event for me.

Ben, I'm hoping there are a few moments in the ms that would be worth putting into a different story; but right now I'm convinced the overall storyline is inherently flawed. I agree that some time apart will, like with love, extinguish the small and enflame the great.

rowriter, my gift to myself is getting to dream up a new setting and new characters! Trust me, this is an incredible rush.

Hermit, I'm not an addict. I'm not. Really. {pay no attention to my bloodshot eyes and twitching fingers}

07-27-2005, 06:27 PM
Yeah Pink!

Don't worry, not all addictions are bad ones, are they?
Anyway, way to go.

07-28-2005, 04:12 PM
Good for you! Looking at it with fresh eyes in a month or so might just be the ticket. Congratulations, too, on already getting started on your next project! Let us know where we can buy them!