Thursday, March 25, 2010

One Down!!

I just finished my FIRST MAJOR REVISION of Between the Letters!!

WHEEEEEEEW!

Of course, this is by no means the second draft... after four years of working on this novel, it's been gutted and rebuilt and gutted again. But this was the MOTHER of overhauls!

I couldn't have gotten through it without my good friends Kristi Chestnutt and Kimberly Franklin, so thank you SO VERY MUCH. I kiss your feet! Erm... you know what I mean!
Ladies, your enthusiasm and love for this story has surpassed my own at times, and for this, I thank you... REALLY thank you. Y'all have encouraged me so much... I don't even know what to say. Sniffle.

I still have a lot to fix per their suggestions, but I think I'm going to take a good solid week and step back from it to give it fresh eyes!

To all my blog followers, old and new, thank you for the encouragement to never quit this writing thing... I hear you. Thank you, too. :)

18 comments:

  1. YAY!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!! It is always great being able to finish or getting closer to finishing something!

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  2. How exciting!!! I think finishing edits is almost as big of an accomplishment as finishing the actual novel.

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  3. Great job! Do a lil happy dance, because you DESERVE it! Writing can be so hard, but when you look back at everything you've accomplished, it feels amazing. Congrats!

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  4. Snoopy Dance time!!!! One hurdle out of the way. Rest those eyes (and your spirit) to get ready for round two.

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  5. CONGRATS! Overhauls are a lot of work, but so worth it in the end. Go celebrate while you rest your eyes.

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  6. Congratulations! I say take more than a week! Give yourself two at least! What a wonderful, wonderful accomplishment. I know how good it feels, though it's hard to remember as I enter into overhaul number.... four? I'm excited though. Your "finish line" experience is motivating me to get there again. Good luck with everything! : )

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  7. HAPPY DANCE!!! That's fantastic!!! Go you girl!!! What an accomplishment!

    I have an award for you over on my blog!!! Check it out when you get a chance :)

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  8. There you go - just let is sit for a bit!

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  9. oooh excitement! Congrats! i cannot wait to be at that spot myself

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  10. Congrats!! It's great to hear the joy back in your voice. Best of luck with revisions!!

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  11. I'm still pretty sure I'm not talking to you. *evil eye* LOL.

    ; )

    But for everyone else... Between the Letters is awesome!!! : )

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  12. Kristen,
    Thanks for your kind words on my blog. Keep your motivation running. Persistence always prevails!!

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  13. Me again, I have something waiting for you over at my blog. :)

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  14. Seen any Hot boys lately? Thought you might like to check out my latest post! :)

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  15. Hi!
    Just stopping by to tell you there is an award for you at my blog.
    You deserve it!

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS! What an exciting accomplishment! :o)

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  17. I should really check the blog more often! I almost missed this!

    You are too sweet Kristin...honestly, you know how much I loved BTL!! It was so fun to read! I'm kind of sad it's over *sniff*

    Now take a break and enjoy yourself!

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