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!
Congratulations on finishing the rough draft! That really is something to celebrate!ReplyDelete
I'm celebrating that it was cool enough to wear a thin sweater to work this morning :)
Congratulations! That's definitely a monumental occasion. I'm hoping to celebrate finishing my own first draft next week! Good luck with your edits.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Hey, I'll raise a glass to cooler weather too! I was so happy when I was able to pull out my fleece a week ago!ReplyDelete
Thank you Shallee! Let me know when you finish, we'll celebrate together!ReplyDelete
Congrats! Now for the editing. That always feels like work to me.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jessica. I'm kind of wierd, the editing is my favorite part!ReplyDelete
Congratulations Heather! You have so many reasons to celebrate today! I think today that my celebration is going to be dedicated in joing yours. I celebrate you! XOX KarleneReplyDelete
I just sent off my contract to publisher. My husband and I went out for dinner--we called it an attitude adjustment party--to our local pub.
Yes. I needed to celebrate this.
All things considered, we need to realize we work hard at what we do!
Congratulations, Heather! It always feels so great to reach the end.ReplyDelete
I don't really have any celebrations of my own this week. So, I'll have to live vicariously through yours.
Heather, this is such awesome news. And you're right, each step in the right direction is worth celebrating.ReplyDelete
I'm excited about my wip, and that's worth celebrating!
Yeah!!! You go girl. I'm raising a virtual glass to you.ReplyDelete
I love your positivity, and I totally agree: we have to celebrate all the successes along the way. Congrats!ReplyDelete
Karlene~thank you, I really do have a lot of reasons to celebrate this week! You're so sweet to celebrate me! Soon we'll be celebrating your success. I can feel it coming on!ReplyDelete
Lorelei~I'm raising a glass to you on my day off. That is fantastic news!ReplyDelete
Alissa~It does feel great to reach the end! And I'm so happy with how it turned out. Live vicariously all you want!
Julie~Yes, being excited about your WIP is a great reason to celebrate!
Lisa~Thank you *raising virtual glass to clink against yours!*ReplyDelete
Dawn~Thank you so much! I find life works out so much better when I celebrate the small steps!
Congratulations!! Best of luck in the next steps too. :) WooHoo!!!ReplyDelete
Par-tay! Congrats on this major success!!ReplyDelete