I don't usually post on Wednesday, but this morning I finished my first draft and I am stoked!
I have to say that participating in CampNaNoWriMo, as well as the ACFW Novel Track Writing loop, this month worked as a great motivator to get this done. There's nothing like regular accountability to keep me heading back to the keyboard.
I will spend today basking in the glory of having a new story completed.
Okay, so it's hardly completed. It's one of the shittiest first drafts (see Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird) I've ever written. But it's done. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
Next week (sigh) I'll begin revision. I'd like to give the book longer to rest, but I don't have time for that if I'm going to get this book done by the end of the year. Or the end of next year. Yes, it's that bad.
But today I'm doing the Snoopy dance!