Sunday, 8 November 2009

First draft finished, well sort of !!!!

Now I am not claiming victory in the mini race with JJ, who by the way has done really well this week, but I have been struggling all week and have come to the conclusion that I have gone as far as I can for the time being. I have a bit over 70000 words and I have four pieces of research to pull together, which will get me close to my target of 85000 words. Now I have to start the second draft. It has taken me three years to get to this point and I feel the need to take a fresh look at the whole ms. It has to be a complete overhaul and I think I need to step back for a while before starting again. I also have a lot of other work to be doing over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas.
So I am taking some time off from my wip and I shall start the second draft in the new year. This will give me some time to do some other bits and pieces of writing and blog a bit more hopefully.
Sorry to leave the race early JJ but I shall be following your progress and will not accept any slacking. Perhaps you in turn will ensure that I get back to my wip in the New Year and not allow any bleating from me!!!!
Maybe we can have a race for second draft finished, no only kidding, one thing at a time, no multi tasking on the wip front. Although I might just make the odd note for my next wip.


JJ Beattie said...

That's fantastic Sheepish. Well done.

Yes, I will keep it at it. I'll keep up with some of the Nanos.

liz fenwick said...

Wonderful news. Take a bow and a glass of bubbly. It is a huge accomplishment.

I ended Penderwon early and I feel sometimes it is exactly the right thing to do. You will be fresh in the New Year to enjoy the editing.

Caroline said...

Well done you! I do the same, never quite finish the first draft until the second one. I'm proud of you, my sheep friend x

ChrisH said...

Well done! I think you're doing the right thing stepping away from it to let it rest before tackling the second draft.

SpiralSkies said...

Om my goodness, that is so ace, well done! It can now ferment along with the boozy Christmas cake, no? Brilliant timing to go back to it with fresh eyes in the New Year. Mwah! X

DJ Kirkby said...

I am impressed at slightly jealous! In order to distract you from your effciency I have a fabulous book to give away on my Chez Aspie blog from Sunday so please stop by and join in the fun. x