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Sep 20

done

Well, there we go, first draft done.

Just over 113,000 words in the end. This will grow in the next draft, and probably significantly. This draft suffers from a terrible lack of description. Even I don’t know what a few of the characters look like. And there are at least two vitally important plot points that I didn’t come up with until the end, and they need to be slotted into the beginning.

But that’s okay, because first drafts can suck.

I have more to say, but not tonight. Churned out 7k today. I need to get the hell off this chair.

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  1. Rabia

    WOO!

    See, I knew there was a reason (besides the book I’m reading) that I didn’t log in to chat last night. Without me distracting you, see how many words you got!

    *happy dance of joy*

  2. Janette

    Dude! 7K in one day?? *collapses with vicarious exhaustion*

  3. Joanne

    Thanks Rabia! Nah, I like having a writing buddy! You would have saved me from angst. As it was I was forced to resort to junk food and vacuuming to get me through it.

  4. Joanne

    Thanks Janette! I was at the point where I just had to keep going and finish it. Amazing how much you can produce when you get in that head space :)

  5. Graham

    Outstanding! Such a great feeling to finish that first draft. How I envy you that.

  6. terry

    7K….. did I get that right?….7K in a day! Somebody throw a net over that lady!

    Congrats, Joanne. I love hearing about all of our steps in the road, keeps us all from feeling all alone.

    Look, I’ve had a think about it and someone needs to sit down and have a glass of red with you after that effort. I’ll do mine tonight – and just to make sure we share at least one night in common I shall repeat the process over many, many…many…nights.
    Just thinking of you, mate.

    terry

  7. Joanne

    Thanks Graham and Terry! And mate, a glass of red wine sounds fantastic :)

  8. j-a brock

    woohoo! well done on the 7k – am speechless! ok, you’ve inspired me – back to the grindstone i go.

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