The End

I gave everyone an extra week on the March Word Watcher Challenge, but now it’s time to assess how we all did.

Sound the trumpets. I finished the first draft of my current mystery novel. Yippee! It’s a long way from being ready to go to my agent. It’s not even ready for my preliminary readers. But it’s a first draft. And it’s done.

I typed those two lovely little words (THE END) last Friday while looped on pain meds from my gum graft. (In case you’re wondering, my mouth still hurts!) Since then, I took this week off to do things like visiting my cousin, visiting friends, recording business expenses and balancing checkbooks. I mailed in the stack of rebates for various purchases that have been piling up. I can actually see the top of my desk!

I admit that I’m chomping at the bit to get back to my novel. I have notes from my critique groups stacked next to my computer, ready to be incorporated into what will become the second draft. There are holes in the plot that I know how I intend to fill. Tomorrow I will go to the store and stock up on ink and paper so I can print out a hard copy. I will read it and scribble all over it. And then I will plant my derriere in my chair and start anew.

So ‘fess up folks. Did you meet the goal you set for yourself three weeks ago? Did you come close? Did you perhaps not meet the goal, but made more progress than you really thought you would? Regardless, give yourselves a pat on the back for participating, for setting goals and working toward them.

And have a Happy Easter!

Comments

Joyce said…
Congratulations on reaching the end! I can't wait to get there myself.

I only got five pages done this week. But at least it's something.
Kristine said…
Congratulations, Annette!

I successfully reached page 300, which was a big goal for me. Only a few more scenes to go.
Judy Schneider said…
I spent much of the allotted time working on nonfiction projects. But I was able to make decisions concerning the fate of a few borderline characters and start work on the next chapter!

Congratulations to everyone for having the courage to make goals and the persistence to see them through!

Thanks for the encouragement, Annette! You are always so positive!
Annette said…
Congratulations on forward progress, ladies! Keep it up!

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