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Almost There
Saturday, June 10, 2006
I managed to get some writing done this morning and am now well and truly into the home run. 89% of the first draft is down, assuming I write 55,000 words. If I aim for 50,000, I've actually finished 98%. Wow! For somebody who's never finished a mss in her life, that sounds pretty impressive!

To be honest, I think this first draft is going to finish up somewhere around 52,000 words. Whether the revision leaves me with more or less words remains to be seen, but I don't think it'll matter too much one way or the other.

I'm at that point now where I just want to get it revised and out of the way. I've been working on it since March and feel it's time to move on to the next story. Once this one's sent off I shall get started on the next Tender as well as a hen-lit story I have whizzing around in my head. I'm not sure how working on two WIPs at once will work out for me (I can't read two novels at once) but I'll try anything once. Well, most things, anyway. If I can't get along with two, I'll just have to see which one dominates and concentrate on that one first.

Right. I have to throw some stuff in a weekend case now, and do some tidying before we leave. Daughter Nr. 2's having a friend round for drinks, loud music and dancing, so I can't leave the place looking like a tip (even though that's what I'll probably come back to). Don't tell me I shouldn't worry about it - plenty of people have tried that before and it doesn't work. I like tidy, ok?

See ya next week, folks.



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Posted by Sharon J on 2:35 PM   

3 Comments:
Blogger Karen Erickson said...

Yea Sharon! Your progess is so great - be proud of yourself. You're almost finished! It's a wonderful feeling to finish one. I need to revise the one I just finished too. I'm getting sick of it, but I need to do it. And I need to prepare and query it too. Yikes. The not so fun stuff of writing.

Congrats again on your progress!

7:07 PM   


Blogger Eva said...

Congratulations, Sharon. You sound really psyched to finish. Have you written the dreaded synopsis yet?

3:39 PM   


Anonymous Sharon J said...

Karen. I'm pretty sick of this mss now, too. I just want it out of the way so that I can start on another story onlly I know there's a lot of re-writing to do. Still, at least it's getting close.

Eva. Synopsis? What's that? LOL. No, I haven't. I'll just have to cross that bridge when I come to it.

12:38 AM   


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