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:

  1. 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.

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  2. An incredible accomplishment. Congratulations!

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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.

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My readers are all geniuses. Can't wait to see what you have to say.