I couldn’t wait until Friday’s “Celebrate” post… I thought I could but…. Apparently I can’t.
Though, for many this probably isn’t news anymore since I’ve been fairly screaming it from the social-media rooftops.
Saturday afternoon, while sitting at a coffee shop with my writing buddy in the afternoon I realized just how close I was to the end of the revision I’d been working on… and I thought that maybe, just maybe, I could finish it off.
I wrote and wrote and wrote. Then I bought the groceries that had to be purchased and drove home. Dropping perishables in the fridge I hurried to my computer to keep working. Forgetting all about dinner, or anything else I wrote and edited for about 4 hours straight and then…
Saturday night, after what ended up being about a 7-hour writing/editing day I finished my first full revision of the novel I’m working on! (The novel that still, very much, needs a title…)
There is a lot of work still to do, including another (very focused) revision that I hope to have done by the end of the month, but this was a huge milestone for me.
This is the piece I’ve been focusing on since I decided that maybe I would take my writing out of the “hobby/pastime” category and really put in the hard work to do something with it. This is the first time I have pushed through when the writing was boring, been willing to revise, and been ready to step in yet again. And, can I just say, it was amazing to hit that point of being done with the revision! I had no idea how thrilled I would be!
Hopefully I can get these other revisions done by the end of the month so I can give this to the very first readers to see what they think!