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Axl Prose
06-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Just finished my first ever first draft. After years of putting writing off, and a few false starts, I finally sat down and convinced myself to take it seriously, start a novel and finish it. I did it and have to say I'm proud of myself. When I started I thought there was no way I could put down 80k words on paper but here it is. Now I guess my next step is go back through and see how bad it is :D

Lilly
06-01-2014, 08:54 PM
:hooray: Congratulations!
And good luck with editing :)

Lilly

Accebera
06-01-2014, 09:16 PM
Yaay! That's wonderful! :D

Siri Kirpal
06-01-2014, 09:59 PM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Congrats and best of luck with the edits!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

Jorshington
06-01-2014, 10:50 PM
Whoo, congratulations! May the editing process go well and may you write many more novels ^^

BeeGem
06-02-2014, 01:54 AM
:partyguy:

Congratulations!

JulianneQJohnson
06-02-2014, 02:15 AM
Huzzah! That's a mile marker for sure! Have fun with the rewrites, and be proud of yourself!

Undercover
06-02-2014, 02:24 AM
Congrats!!! (LOVE your username btw, very clever) Welcome to the jungle of words? haha

Anyway, good luck on your book. :D

DVMWriter
06-02-2014, 03:48 AM
It is an amazing accomplishment and one to celebrate- congratulations! :snoopy:

I found the advice of taking a few weeks away from the manuscript before starting the edit to be very helpful. I think it allows you to come at it with a fresh eye and clear mind.

Sarashay
06-02-2014, 04:28 AM
Hooray! You're now a step above everybody who has merely threatened to write a novel. Congratulations!

HeavyAirship
06-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Noice! I hope you have a better relationship with punctuation than your namesake. ;)

V.J. Allison
06-02-2014, 03:20 PM
Yay Axel! Great job! :D

And, it's probably better than you think it is! ;)

benluby
06-02-2014, 05:07 PM
Congrats. Completing a novel is a wonderful feeling. What is the topic?

Motley
06-02-2014, 05:38 PM
Congratulations!

Have fun with the rest of it!

kenpochick
06-02-2014, 07:22 PM
Congrats! Have fun editing! :-)

Axl Prose
06-02-2014, 11:36 PM
Thanks everybody. Only one person in my life knows about my writing. So when I finished my first draft I'm like, man, I gotta tell somebody!


Congrats!!! (LOVE your username btw, very clever) Welcome to the jungle of words? haha

Ha! It only took a week to come up with it :D


It is an amazing accomplishment and one to celebrate- congratulations! :snoopy:

I found the advice of taking a few weeks away from the manuscript before starting the edit to be very helpful. I think it allows you to come at it with a fresh eye and clear mind.
Yeah I'm taking a couple of weeks off at least. I would like to take more but I'm itching to get back and dig into it. I learned a lot through the writing process, and places like AW, and I'm excited to try and make it better.

Lanaa
06-03-2014, 09:19 AM
Congratulations!! Hard part is over, now you can go back, reflect, and make your labor of love even better!

Phaeal
06-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Enjoy the accomplishment, but if you eat too much chocolate, stay off the road. ;)

Then back to work!