Saturday, October 17, 2009

The End




We celebrated last night.  I finished the rough draft of my novel.  The love and loss and death and birth and danger and connection, all recorded.  Things I wanted to say from the beginning and things I didn't know, channeled in mystery from characters who invented themselves.

We'll celebrate tomorrow and the next day and the next day...then I'll take a writing break to research agents and publishers.  In a short while, the revisions will begin.

I know I'll worry about getting it in print.  But for now, I'm happy to be happy.

And starting to think about the next story and where it will be set.

8 comments :

Ms. Moon said...

Oh, I wish you the best with this book you have birthed! Isn't it just the most tremendous thing to have finished? I send all good wishes to you and it and your life and your world. I do.

phd in yogurtry said...

An incredible accomplishment. Congratulations!

deb said...

Well this is just the best news, Kathleen. Well perhaps finding out which day it will appear on the store shelves might kinda rock... but still!

Elizabeth Westmark said...

It's all good, but my favorite line in your post is . . . "starting to think about the next story and where it will be set."

You better make Pensacola a stop on the book tour!

Meredith Bell said...

Congratulations, Kathleen, on a fantastic accomplishment! I'm very excited for you and this milsetone in your life's journey. So pleased for you and eager to see your masterpiece.

Elizabeth said...

That is so awesome. How long did you work on it? And I, too, am impressed that you're already thinking about the next one!

Paula Behnken said...

Wow, congratulations! I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to create a universe, and keep a story running through it. Awesome accomplishment!

Kathleen Scott said...

Thank you, ladies! I feel as light now as if I'd lost ten pounds, maybe lighter. I started the book in late 2007. It picked up speed as I picked up confidence and skill. Don't think I'd have been able to do it without Denny's encouragement and occasional push.