I’ve Finished the First-Draft of my Novel!

You are reading it here first before anyone else knows.

I’ve finished! Woooo! It’s only the first draft but I’m really excited about this book. In three weeks I’ve managed to write about 85000 words.

It’s 9pm and I’ve been writing since 7am this morning. I have work tomorrow morning and wanted to get it finished before then. Let me tell you:

I. Am. Exhausted.

I swear my eyes are as square as the glasses I wear 🙂

I managed 11 thousand words today, and am now about to start the revising stage of my book (editing). I can’t wait! Hopefully I’ll be finished with that in 2 – 4 weeks, I’ll pass it around to Beta readers and of course, get a professional proofreader to look at it.

Wish me luck!

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Comments: 4

  1. verasilver August 15, 2012 at 10:03 am

    That is absolutely incredible! 11,000 words in a day.. how many arms do you have! Seriously that’s so good, I’m so happy for you.

    • kjcolt August 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks Vera,

      It was honestly a 12 hour effort, that’s only, roughly, a 1000 words an hour. Anyone could do that pace I think.

      And I am relieved to be finished, but I’m itching to go to the editing stage, however, I’m giving myself a break to get some fresh eyes on it 😉

      • verasilver August 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

        1000 words an hour I can just about manage, but not for twelve hours straight! I might have to try that one day, just to see what effect it has on me.

        Much love : ) x

  2. kjcolt August 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Certainly spend one day pushing yourself and see what you can accomplish, you might be surprised 🙂