Monday, February 28, 2011

Finally Done!

I am sitting here with a glass of wine in one hand and a crazy, expense brick of cheese in the other.  It is a celebration of sorts for me.  Tonight is the first night in nearly 13 months that I don't have a WIP to work on.  No revisions, no figuring out unexpected character landmines, no untangling plots.  It is a surprisingly peaceful feeling.

Last Wednesday, I turned over my Dystopian manuscript to my agent; and just this morning, I sent in the revised copy of my YA contemporary.   Now I have a few days of peace before the whole revision process starts again. I toyed with starting a new WIP, but decided against it. I'm going to let my creative mind sit for a while, maybe read a couple of books and catch up on my TV watching time. 

Before I do that, though, I need to thank a few people.   It's been a crazy couple of writing weeks here, and I would never have gotten through it with my sanity intact had it not been for my amazing Crit. Partners.  Not only were they gracious enough to read multiple revisions of the same scenes, but they were always there with a note of encouragement and a gentle nudge.  So here's to Lindsay Currie Mary Waibel, and Becky Wallace.  You have made me a better, stronger, and more focused writer!

13 comments:

  1. Congrats on being done with your WIP at the moment! :)

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  2. Congratulations, and enjoy that wine! :)

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  3. Congrats! Glad you made it to the finished. That is one well deserved glass of wine. Hope you enjoyed it! And you can send me your work anytime-- I will always read it for you!

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  4. Love reading your work, you know that. It's my pleasure and thanks for letting me be a part of your creative process:) Cheers to being finished!

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  5. oh well done! congrats. enjoy the wine and cheese, wish i could do the same.

    CONGRATS and i hope you don't have too many edits to do.

    best of luck
    sarah ketley

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  6. Um, shouldn't we have wine with you? You should never drink alone. I read something about that somewhere. I still have a WIP and I don't know what you're feeling right now but if you'd like, I'd be happy to have a virtual glass of wine with you. In fact, I'm just gonna go ahead and grab that right now. No need in waiting for the reply. I'm sure you'd want that for me for you. Congrats on being done and I hope all goes well.

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  7. Yay, congrats!! That's always a good feeling! No you can sit back and relax and enjoy yourself!

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  8. oops - I posted in haste - "Now you can..." Silly typos...

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  9. Mary and Lindsay -- I couldn't have done it without you!

    T.C. -- I will have a virtual glass of wine with you any day. In fact, we should make it a regular habit :)

    Cherie, Trish, and Sarah -- Thanks for the well wishes.

    And Traci -- no worries, I post comments in haste almost daily!

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  10. Congratulations~ enjoy a little down time!

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  11. Woooooohooooo! Congratulations :)

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  12. Congratulations! Soak up the relaxation and curl up with a good book.

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