Saturday, September 1, 2012

Another novel down!

I have been in a vacuum this month that, alas, did not involve blogging, but did involve finishing my novel Rising Book 2: Rebellion. I finally, finally finished writing it today. It clocks in at just over 185,000 words, making it not only the most emotionally draining book I've ever written, but the longest one as well. Editing it is going to be so much fun. O_o

But it's WRITTEN. *throws confetti*

25 comments:

  1. Congratulations on finishing! That is quite a feat to write so many words! None of mine are that long. I applaud you! :)

    Buy yourself some ice cream, you deserve a treat for finishing that. :)

    Again, congratulations!

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  2. So excited for you, Laura. I know this has been a tough write. And I'm sure the editing won't be a picnic either.

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    1. Thank you, Donna! It will be a lot easier to edit now that I cut a third of it, LOL.

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  3. Congratulations! Wow, you will have a time editing.
    Good to hear from you.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. :D I cut a lot of the book, so hopefully the editing will be a bit easier. ;)

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  4. Yay! Congrats on finishing such a monumental project!

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  5. 185,000? Jeez. Very best wishes for it.

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    1. Thanks, Donna! I'm down to about 123,000 words now--you have to love beta feedback leading to slashing a third of the manuscript. ;)

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  6. Major accomplishment! Editing IS fun. Writing the first drafts is not. I'd be throwing confetti too if I were you.

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    1. Oh, I know! It's so much easier to work with a book once the whole draft is there and I can see what I need to do with it.

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  7. Congratulations! Remember, your editor is your friend! That's a major accomplishment!

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  8. Wow, that's a lot of words!!! Congrats!

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  9. Congratulations! Finishing a book is always such a great feeling!

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    1. Thank you! Oh, my goodness, it was such a RELIEF to get a draft of this one done!

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  10. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. I've passed on the Daisy Award to you. :)

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  11. I love a really long involved book. It messes with my reality, I forget what is part of my life and what is part of the story. Exciting!!

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