Saturday, July 25, 2009


I finally managed to finish my ghost story, a book I started way back in March but had to set aside for Paranormalcy edits.

I'm not sure how to feel about it. I know I'll have to go through and fix some continuity errors, add some details, edit out a whole lot of internal monologue, etc, but all-in-all I think I've got something good here.

And after all of that first-person present-tense, I think I'm ready for some third person ACTION. Yeah, baby. Bring on the new idea.

Anyway, here's my traditional summing up:

Love You Always
61,000 words
Soundtrack: Death Cab for Cutie Pandora station
Brought to you by: The desperate need to get outside of my own head for a while and create lots and lots of problems and emotional turmoil for my poor main character
Featuring: Two love with more of a pulse than the other.

Whew. It's a HUGE relief to get this first draft done. I was really worried that I wouldn't be able to finish it. Now I just have edits to look forward to! But, for once, I think I'm going to wait a while.

I need a nap.


Anthony said...


I wrote a novel in a tense I had never done before, and I felt it improved my writing across the board. Broadened my horizons kind of thing.

Sounds like a great story that I want to read!

sraasch said...

Woot woot! Yay for progress!

jessjordan said...

"way back in March" = really not that long ago. Way to go with your bad self!

*kicks her own butt for not having made nearly that much progress*

Mariah Irvin said...

I always listen to the Death Cab for Cutie station!


Stephanie Perkins said...


Congratulations!! I know you've been working hard, and I'm so PROUD of you.

I hope you're basking in your awesomeness tonight!

sylvia said...

Hurray! And I hope you got that nap.

Jessie Oliveros said...

Good job. What a good feeling. I hope you celebrated.