View Full Version : First draft officially finished

03-10-2014, 08:48 PM
Well, v1.0, of course, and many other versions will follow, but writing the final chapter was something! Now the tedious work begins as I have done absolutly no editing while writing.

To help, I've just set myself another goal while editing : re-writing a short story (and editing it at the same time). I hope to finish it by the end of the month. It should be pretty short, a re-writing of one I've written years ago but lost. So the whole storyline's done. And it should be very short. About 1-2k. This will be my first beta-readers demand on the forum.
The second one will be for my first and second chapters once I've edited them.

03-10-2014, 09:33 PM
Congrats! Finishing that first draft is a huge step.

03-10-2014, 09:42 PM
well done! that's great!

03-10-2014, 10:02 PM
Thanks. I still have huge steps to take but it's a good start. It was my first goal.

03-11-2014, 12:25 AM
Congratulations, that's awesome!

Siri Kirpal
03-11-2014, 02:12 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Good job!


Siri Kirpal

03-11-2014, 02:45 AM
Great job! Congrats!

03-11-2014, 02:48 AM
Congratulations!! It's be so long since I've been there...

03-11-2014, 04:47 AM
Congratulations! I just finished my first draft of my first novel, and it's definitely an accomplished feeling! Letting it all soak in before I dive into revisions :)

L. Y.
03-11-2014, 06:56 AM
Nice job. Congrats! :)

03-11-2014, 05:56 PM
CGs! Now all the clay's on the table, ready to shape!

Don't worry that the draft is "raw." In my experience, there's no need to edit as you go along in a first draft. Each day I will do a minor edit of the previous day's work, but until I have the whole thing before me to analyze, I don't hold with major (especially structural) edits.

Walter Lime
03-12-2014, 04:54 AM
I remember the feeling of finishing my "first" first draft. A good feeling. Congratulations, and good luck.

03-12-2014, 10:01 AM
Thanks everyone
BTW it is about 81k long, which might be a bit short for a fantasy. But I don't want to add unnecessary chapters just for the sake of word counting.