Woot Woot! So stoked.
On Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 10:33pm, I typed the words, The End. Man, what a good feeling that was. A little scary, but exciting. It was almost surreal..."What? I'm actually...done?" I started working on this story in January and as I went along, I had very reliable and smart BETA readers who helped me to make the story and writing that much stronger (though I'm still waiting for some feedback on some of the final chapters).
So now, I will try my best to leave it alone for at least a week (maybe two if I can handle it) and then start revsions. In the meantime, I am compiling a list in a special document entitled "Revisions". In this list I am typing out all the things I need to do. For the next week I'll be doing a lot of reading and researching on line about revision and the things I need to be thinking about as I prepare for the process. PLEASE...if you have suggestions about things you think I should think about in revisions, or things you do when you're in revision mode please share.
I will also be doing some research on outlining (I don't know how to do it for crap) because for my next novel I'll be writing, I want to have the whole thing plotted out before me. I'm very excited about that story, currrently titled, The Willow Elves, which will be a YA Romance Fantasy. I know the beginning middle and end, but I think having an outline will allow me to have better flow (and hopefully less bouts of struggle/writer's block) as I write the story. Also, I am writing the new story in 3rd person limited (I think, still debating if I'll do it in omniscient) which is different from my other written novels which are First person past and first person present.
So that's what I'm up to in terms of writing and I just HAD to share. I'm DONE!!!!!!! Woooooohooooooooooooo :-)