I’ve just done something I’ve never managed in all my years as a writer before – write The End on a full length novel.  Yup, after 90,012 words and a long time deciding just which novel to work on I have finally completed the first full draft of Tears of the Mountain.  It’s a big step forward, helped out by doing the last 20,000 words in the last seven days.

Of course it still needs much work, such as organising into chapter, spell checking, polishing and correcting details in the early parts of the story that got changed in the later part.

And then once that is done there starts the look hunt for rejections, I mean an agent and the possibility of getting it in print.

Still its a big thrill just to have gotten it to where it is now.

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Comments
  1. Congraulations. That’s great news. It is such a great sensation when you put that final sentence in. Admittedly, the shine wears off once you plunge into the edits but for awhile you just feel a warm glow. Congratulations and best of luck in the future.

  2. qorvus says:

    Its been a good feel – and I treated myself to pizza as a reward. Hopefully more such warm glows to come, though for now its back to slaving over the editing. And catching up on other projects.

  3. Beth says:

    Congratulations!
    How is the editing going?

  4. qorvus says:

    I did a quick once over, fixing the worst of the spelling, grammar and continuity errors. Once I get some feedback it’ll be on to a more severe edit.

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