View Full Version : I haz a draft!

04-16-2014, 02:33 AM
After much more time and effort than I wish to contemplate, I have a draft of a novel completed from beginning to end in a vaguely manuscript-shaped configuration. I read through it and there are mistakes and continuity errors all over the place, but it is a reasonably coherent narrative for all of those flaws.

Having been through periods where I was genuinely unable to even work on it, it feels good to have it finally ready for the next step.


04-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Finishing a draft is an accomplishment. With much work still to go, it's time to at least enjoy the moment.

04-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Congrats on the draft, and here's to the next steps!

(Revision is fun; don't let anyone tell you otherwise. ;) )

04-16-2014, 07:35 PM

04-16-2014, 09:29 PM
Congrats. And my best wishes for the editing.

Siri Kirpal
04-16-2014, 09:49 PM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Good work!


Siri Kirpal

Susan Flemming
04-16-2014, 10:08 PM
Congratulations! Finishing the first draft is a wonderful accomplishment.

04-16-2014, 11:24 PM
Outstanding! So many start but never finish, this is a massive step. Well done.

04-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Congrats! It's a great feeling!

04-17-2014, 02:27 PM
Awesome! That's more than I've been able to do (though I'm hoping to have my first first draft done in a month or so).

Have fun in revisions :)

04-17-2014, 11:35 PM
Congratulations! Now time to cut and shape your precious jewel, and polish it until it gleams!

L. Y.
04-20-2014, 04:47 AM
Congrats! :)

04-24-2014, 05:58 AM
Congratulations!! I found finishing my first draft to be bittersweet, but you can still "hang out" with your characters during the editing and polishing process! It's a big accomplishment, and you still have more to enjoy!

04-25-2014, 03:35 AM
Congrats! That is a very big deal. :)

04-26-2014, 12:28 AM
Congratulations! Take at least a month off before editing. You need space to see the problems. Print it out hard copy and buy a nice red pen. You'll do great!

04-27-2014, 09:31 PM
Awesome. Good luck on the editing/rewrites.