Monday, May 10, 2010

I've finally done it!

Last Friday, I finally finished the first draft of my first novel! It's such an amazing feeling to hold that manuscript in my hands, to flip through the pages, and know that I wrote those words! The elation that I felt when seeing my manuscript in print for the first time was unreal. (I'd give a detailed description of my victory dance, but as I'm sure you can imagine, whatever rhythm I have was lost in that moment...)

Anyway, I've got a lot of work to do until my book is ready for an agent. Luckily, though, I'm learning so much through my course that will make the rewrite better in the end. That's not to say it will be easy to get to the end. (I foresee a much longer future to this project than I initially expected...) Still, I know that I can do it. If not for the sheer power of my own determination, then certainly because I've already come this far!

I think I need some fireworks now:)

7 comments:

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to you! I'm scanning the horizon for some fireworks:)

Rebekah D. Hay said...

Thanks:) I think, having hit this milestone, I've got a new appreciation for the books I read! Definitely a challenge, but totally worth it:)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Awesome!!! That's such a HUGE accomplishment!

K.M. Weiland said...

Super huge congratulations! Finishing a manuscript - whether it's your first or your fifieth - is an amazing accomplishment. Now you need to go out and treat yourself to a big batch chocolate!

Rebekah D. Hay said...

Thanks, guys:) And hey, why on earth didn't I think of chocolate???? I need to see somebody. After a block of Cadbury's, of course... :)

Margo Berendsen said...

I have four kids too (though I have girls) so I know just how hard it is to take on a novel length writing project and complete it! Congrats!

Rebekah D. Hay said...

Thanks, Margo:) It is hard and we definitely deserve some major rewards for achieving anything out of chaos!

Love the blog, btw:)