Friday 24 June 2016

Now Leaving Revision City

Next stop: Reading Town. 

Yep. That's right. 

After two-weeks of proofreading--what I'm now calling KMH--I've finally reached The End. Yay!

And yes, I'm as happy as my Miitomo. :D

I can't believe this novel is finally done. I spent the beginning of the week fine-tuning and making the last few tweaks to the story before FINALLY calling it DONE. And now it's waiting for my daughter to (beta) read during her school holidays. I hope she likes it, because she's been wanting to read this story since it was nothing more than an idea and the beginning of the first chapter.

There are a few things that make this story a special-kinda accomplishment for me. The story idea came to me while listening to one of my most fave songs. I wrote it during NaNoWriMo. It was the story that got me out of my writing slump after several publishing-related knocks last year. There are a few biographical incidents weaved into the mostly fictional narrative. I included a bunch of historical 80s events in it. It's a straight-out coming of age love story with no supernatural elements at all.

Yeah. As you can probably tell, I'm really happy with how this book turned out. When my daughter reads it, I'll plan my next move... but for now, I'm super excited about finishing this project.

So, what's next? I need a serious mental break. Which is very convenient since hubby will have annual leave during the first week of July, and my daughter has a two-week winter break around the same time.

For now, I'm going to concentrate on reading (my review TBR pile is insane!) because I haven't read a single book for OVER TWO WEEKS. *gasp* I also want to take care of a few things I've put off while caught up in my revision frenzy. Yeah, there might be a to-do list involved. LOL.

I have to admit that I'm actually (really) excited about brainstorming and thinking about the project/s that I'd like to tackle next. There are a few ideas that have caught my attention, but I want to concentrate on dreaming about them and browsing for inspirational pics, etc. before committing to any. Plus, I'd love to explore a few short stories. It's been a long time since I've written a short story. Too long, actually.

So many possibilities. :)

I'm excited about putting my concentration on the writing and ideas, instead of the publishing side of things. I'm still not sure about what road I'm going to take when it comes to getting my stories out there, but that's something to consider some other day.

Anyway, I've got an ARC to read, so: See ya!

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