Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Big Belated WOOHOO!

Lucky in Love is done!

Image Credit: Pinterest

Well, the first draft, anyway. But instead of singing the news from the housetops last month when I finished it, I put it aside and took a break. Okay, I sang just a little, to the sweet supportive girls of the MMRWA and my sweet, supportive husband, but otherwise, I kept it pretty much on the down-low.

Now, a couple weeks later, I'm ready to move on to the next steps.

Crud, what are those again?

Oh, right:

1. Revise.
2. Revise.
3. Revise.
4. Make a decision: agent, contest, self-publish, or submit.
5. Do that.
6. Finish another book.

I started writing my first novel at 13. With concentrated effort, it took me three months to complete my first novel (different one, of course) at the age of almost 33. Had I known what an awesome feeling finishing a book was, I'd have done it a lot sooner.

By the way, I'm going to ignore hindsight here and not even do the math on how many novels I could have finished in the last 20 years. My mom always said I just needed to apply myself! How come we have to be in our thirties before we realize we should always listen to our mothers?

How's your book going? Do you listen to your mom?


  1. WhooHoo, again, Kristen, for finishing the book. The easy part is done. LOL Cutting our "little darlings" (words/phrases/sentences/paragraphs) is so hard. You did the right thing setting it aside for a while. When you're ready, you'll come at it from another perspective. Good luck!

    1. Wait, what? Did you just say that giving birth to a full-grown novel is EASY? Ha, I know, I was just pretending that was the hard part. ;)

      Thanks so much for always commenting, Diana - I love seeing your face in my comments section and I appreciate you taking the time to drop me a line!