I am so thrilled to share that I finished the 1st draft of my manuscript, Glimmer, on Friday! This is book 2 of a trilogy. I shared about completing the first book, Flicker, here. I wrote this book in seven weeks, and am so thrilled with where the story is headed!
I have written more about finishing this novel over on my tumblr, check it out right here!
In February it was this:
As of today, this!
I finally typed the very last word of the 382 page novel I have been working on the past several months.
Whew. I feel the need to toast some champagne!
And then, of course, I can begin to edit;)
Hello there, friends.
I don’t know where I have been or what exaclty I have been doing.
Except, maybe, painting a hundred tiny flags in the boys room. There are flags on every wall…
Besides that I am working very hard at daily setting aside my ‘free time’ to write. I find that by the time the big kids are taken to school, Maisey and Lincoln get their time in with me practicing numbers and letters and handwriting skills, Atticus is fed his 14th snack of the morning and the dishes are done- it is already lunch time, then nap time, and for me, writing time. After I get two hours logged in with my characters I feel pretty emotionally exhausted. I remember feeling this way last year as well when I was finishing up the novel I was writing then. So I find myself unwinding from the process for the rest of the day. That is why blogging has been on the back burner, a bit.
But I feel so renewed. I am so excited about this story and with my timeline posted clearly ,
I am constantly reminded of what I get to focus on from now till end of June. I am hoping my diligence will pay off with a finished manuscript as we head into summer vacation.
With that, I am going to cross off my goal for this week, because I have finished a day ahead!