Forgot to Mention

I finished the YA novel yesterday morning. I lie. I didn’t exactly finish—I just wrote through to the end. It’s about 6,000 words too long and choppy in some places, but now I have the weekend to get it in reading shape for Monday. Also it’s only a first draft, so a revision is a given. I’m always better on revisions.

The last page is my favorite part of the whole book. I guess it took me 190-something pages to get cooking because there I am, last page, in love with the thing at last.

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2 thoughts on “Forgot to Mention

  1. bloglily September 29, 2006 / 5:35 pm

    Congratulations. This experience of writing through to the end, finishing things quickly, strikes me as something quite valuable for you to have done successfully so many times. And how lovely that you wrote yourself into a page you really like. If you have a chance, I’d be very interested in hearing how you go about revising what you have. And good luck getting this out for Monday. I’ll bet knowing this is your last one of these for a while will be very liberating.

  2. yojo September 29, 2006 / 9:28 pm

    Woot! I never finish anything, and so am officially proud of you and a little envious. Seriously, though- it will be good to get this through, and I am glad you like it now.

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