Guess what?! I FINALLY FINISHED!!!!
That’s right, at 2:23 AM last night, I finished my first draft of the damn fantasy story I’ve been working on for two years! I knew it would be the day, and I couldn’t stop once I sat down after dinner that night . I owe my progress to the challenge of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), in which I have cranked out about 35,000 words, which is roughly 138 pages since the beginning of November.
I can’t tell you how good it feels to be able to say that I’m done. There is a spiteful little voice inside telling me how awful the revision process will be, but I am ignoring it and focusing on the joy of knowing I saw this first and worst stage to completion.
I will be taking 4-6 weeks off from this story to get it out of my head. My plan is to write something absolutely silly and light-hearted to distract myself so that I look at the story with fresh, objective eyes in late December.
Thank you all for putting up with my emails of failure. Hopefully, I won’t need to hold such a flame under my butt to get the second draft out. Yes, I will eventually have something readable put together and yes, I would love to share it with you once it’s done. That’s probably a good six months away, so just sit tight