Friday, September 27, 2013

It's Party Time!

It's been a long road with this WIP but...

I finally got it finished!!!

Hey look, I figured out GIFs!

I started it last year around April (it's hard to remember that far back), working on it off and on for the past year and a half. When the summer ended, I was determined to finish it, and I did! In less than a month!

This WIP was especially difficult. It was in 1st person present when I'm used to past. And it's a lot darker than the other stuff I've written. I've had to go into the deep dark places of my soul, not somewhere I like to visit, and I still don't know if I managed to get it right. Also, I'm totally stressing over my low word count (57,711). That's totally new for me, usually I'm too high. BUT... I finished. That's what counts right now. So... PARTY TIME!!!

If you look in my windows right now, I'm probably doing this:

And I kinda want to do this. Any takers?

Finishing a first draft is the best. I'm waiting for a week or so until I start revisions. 1- because you're supposed to, and 2- because I want to hold onto this feeling. You know the one: This is the BEST MANUSCRIPT I'VE EVER WRITTEN, it's practically PERFECT!!! Yep, I'm holding onto that as long as I can until I pick it back up again and enter the "you totally suck as a writer" stage.

Until then, it's party time! I've finished my fourth manuscript! I think I deserve a drink! Oh wait, I don't drink. How about some of this?

Just kidding. I hate KFC (but I'd take Loki). Maybe this instead:

Yummmm *drools*


  1. Congrats! I love that feeling and usually reward myself with a cupcake. I'm in the middle of a draft right now, so I hope to be celebrating in about six weeks. At least that's the schedule I've set. Enjoy the accomplishment!

  2. Big congratulations! Woohoo! Party time! I'm definitely caught smack-dab in the middle of the "I suck as a writer" editing stage too. Enjoy it while you can.

  3. Congrats on finishing the MS! I love typing The End, even when it isn't the end, it is my absolute favorite part of the process.

  4. Rock on, Melanie! There's nothing more rewarding that finishing a WIP--except perhaps saving someone's life, that might be about as rewarding--maybe. :) I hope when you revise you find your manuscript to be perfection and that elated feeling carries you straight to publication! Congrats!!!

  5. I now have a strong desire for some cake. Yummy!

    Congrats on finishing your WIP and learning to use gifs, I'm obsessed with them! Love that shiny new draft! :)