I finally finished something.

In fact not just something, but the first draft of my first novel! Even though it’s terribly and will need extensive rewrites, I’m really excited. I’m done, for now.

Since I have written it all out longhand, I really don’t know what the word count is, but I estimate 76,000.Once I rewrite and edit it may be longer or shorter. I won’t being doing that for a couple of months though. I’ve seen recommendations to leave a book for a bit.

I finished on Sunday and the night before I had started freaking out a bit. ‘I’ve spent over 8 months working on this! Sure, I’d like to work on something else for a bit, but can I? can I really just stoping thinking about this enough to work on anything else?”

Yesterday I started my proper written planning of my next book. It’s going fairly well. I’m not having the adjustment problem I was afraid of. It’s still in the very early stages, nothing very concrete, no names or even appearances. If you want to know more, have a look at the ‘What I’m Writing‘ page.

I’m still a bit uncertain about what the title ought to be. Once I have other people look at it, I know I can get some advice, but for now I thought I’d have a poll.

  • Who to Trust
  • Girl of the Rumours
  • Maidens, Rangers and Brigands
  • Call of the Green Woods
  • Escaped from the Treehome
  • The Maiden and the Brigand
  • Dark-haired Girl
More polls: Free online poll

Of course some of them don’t fit so well, and most of you don’t really know exactly what the book is about, so I won’t just pick whichever one has the most votes, if you think you have any other good ideas or advice about starting a new novel, leave a comment.

2 Comments

  1. Congrats!! Finishing that first draft is SO exciting! And I hope the next steps go really well too! 🙂

  2. Thanks. I hope that as well.

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