Wednesday 1 March 2006

Deadline Met!


As you can probably guess from the start of this post, the first draft is done. I not only managed to write this draft in 4 weeks, but also two days ahead of time! I'm very excited and to celebrate I watched the last two season 4 Six Feet Under episodes I had left. So it was a day of finishing things for me.

The final word count is: 78,689.

Sure, if I posted the progress bar today it would say I'm 98.4% done. But that would be wrong because the draft is D-O-N-E! *dancing around the living room*

When I finished the first draft for the first novel it was 73k but after the revision process it passed the 80k mark by 600 words or so. And besides, I've already thought of places that need a little more description etc. So I'm not too concerned - it's done!

And another reward I want to give myself is some well-deserved reading. I've been so caught up in the writing, my mind just didn't want to engage in anything else. Last night (because I knew today was the day!) I started reading Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter. WOW! Got 50 pages in and am absolutely LOVING it. Mia's a kick-ass character and I love the world Gena's created. If I hadn't been so tired last night, I would've stayed up a lot longer to read and find out what happens next.

There are several other books I've got on my reward list and I'll keep you guys posted as I read them. Also ordered a few books from the fave bookstore this morning - three for this month so far! :) And I got an email telling me I'd won a Bombshell book from the fab Bombshell authors.com website. Wohoo!

I've gotten three annoying calls today, where I answer the phone and no one speaks. I swear these kinda calls really shit me. I mean, what's the point of doing that to someone? It bugs me. I've got a feeling it's telemarketers. We've been hounded by them several times before and I think there's a time delay thing - can you believe it just happened again, right now?!? - that makes it sound like no one's there before they speak. Gee, how annoying...

Anyway, I'm in a good mood today, so I'm not gonna let that bother me much.


Anonymous said...

Congrats! That is awesome news!

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

THANKS so much Jessica! :)

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