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I have committed book

Draft the First of Witherwilds is complete, right on schedule, at 118K.

How do I feel?  Well, I don't know.  Accomplished, I guess, but I don't have that high that comes from completing a novel where the story is wrapped up. This is book one of a trilogy, and there is no great and resounding final action that ends the story. It sets up the events of book two. That leaves me with the feeling that all is still open and still to be resolved.

I will not, however, minimize my achievement. So:

HOORAY!

And I've made a decision.  Instead of setting the book aside for a mere two weeks, I'm going to let it rest for a month because, really, what's the rush? This means I'll have it ready for betas by Sept 1st.

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queenoftheskies
Jul. 17th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!!
mnfaure
Jul. 17th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
frigg
Jul. 17th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
WOOR!

I was thinking of doing a cabana boy wriggle, but then thought better of it. After all, this is a moment of celebration, not mortification! :D
mnfaure
Jul. 18th, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
*lol* I wouldn't be mortified! Here, let me send in the boys so you won't feel all alone while you wriggle...
footlingagain
Jul. 17th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Drafting of "Trilogy, Part The First" is an achievement that certainly shouldn't be underestimated, minimized or in any way downplayed.

So: Hooray! Go celebrate! :D
mnfaure
Jul. 18th, 2010 08:48 am (UTC)
Yes. *breaks out the cabana boys for self*
navicat
Jul. 17th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
WOOT! :)

Well done you!
mnfaure
Jul. 18th, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
Thank you, you!
rabiagale
Jul. 18th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
HOORAY!

*throws confetti*
mnfaure
Jul. 18th, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
Ah, I was hoping I would have falling confetti to dance under!
mindseas
Jul. 18th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
Congrats!!
mnfaure
Jul. 18th, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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mnfaure
Jul. 18th, 2010 08:51 am (UTC)
And just think, I got two more YAYs coming my way. The upside of committing trilogy? :P
jongibbs
Jul. 18th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
Well done :)
kmkibble75
Jul. 18th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
pjthompson
Jul. 18th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
HUZZZZAHHHH!!! Congratulations!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 19th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
Congrats!
Congrats on finishing!

Haha, I can't imagine going from first draft to I'm-ready-for-beta-readers in a month. *g* My first drafts are too horrible to share, and I never end up keeping the first ending I dream up. I think that's why I like the OWW. Let's me go through and wrangle things into submission one chapter at a time.

Are you going to query agents after Book 1 is in order? Or do you need to finish a trilogy before they will consider you? I always think in one-novel-one-story terms, so know very little about how books-spanning gigs work!

~Lindsay B
melinda_goodin
Jul. 20th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)
Hooray!!! Good for you :}
mnfaure
Jul. 20th, 2010 08:02 am (UTC)
Thank ye, dear.
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