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Monday, September 20, 2010
The First Dragonwatcher is finished! Well, okay, finished isn't exactly accurate since it still has a four step editing process to go through. But the rough draft is done, and that is worth celebrating! Hence the confetti. I plan to have the editing process complete by the end of the month. But the best laid plans often go awry as you know! Case in point: I had planned to have the rough draft of this book finished by the first of September. But eighteen days late isn't all that bad I suppose. Once I've run it through my editing process I'll send it off to my beta readers and wait. But finishing in itself is inspiring!
Though I still have a long road of editing ahead of me I'm going to pause for a day and celebrate the monumental success of finishing a first draft. All too often we writers get caught up in the pursuit of getting published and we forget to celebrate our successes along the way. It is a very long road and if we don't take time out to celebrate our progress then it's easy to get discouraged. So I'm going to take a day to relax and raise a toast to the accomplishment of having finished my rough draft!
Is there anything you're celebrating this week? Remember, it doesn't have to be monumental. Maybe you made it through a particularly rough chapter, reached a certain word count, or even finished your novel. Whatever it is, remember to reward yourself!