Friday, August 15, 2014

That's a Wrap!

You guys.

You guys.


I finished my revision!!!!!!!!!!!!!

**cue confetti**

I'm so very, very excited at where this manuscript has ended up. Such a long haul, but it's been worth it!! With a few breaks (for revising a different book and drafting part of another) I've been at this rewrite since April 2013. 0_o But I'm finally finished and it feels GREAT.

And you know what else I'm excited about? My word count is down to 95,000!!!! That's 10K shorter than Draft 4, and, I'm embarrassed to say it, 23K shorter than Draft 3. :-D

So there you have it. I FINISHED AND I'M SO EXCITED!!! Off to dream about future projects, and stalk the #PitchWars feed on Twitter. :-)

All printed out and shiny!!


Virginia said...

Congratulations! That is so huge! I am just working my way through the final stage of the final rewrite on one of my manuscripts and just getting this close is exciting. I can only imagine the beauty of feeling completely done! Heartfelt congratulations! What are you doing to celebrate?

Joanna Ruth Meyer said...

Thanks so much, Virginia! It feels soooooooo good, I can't really believe I'm done! And I don't KNOW what I'm gonna do. Hmmmmmmmmm it will probably involve ICE CREAM. :-D Good luck with your rewrite!

Leandra Wallace said...

Woo-hoo! That's awesome! I'm fighting to finish a first draft, and already dreaming of how good it'll feel to have all those revisions done- which'll be a long time from now, lol! Enjoy your celebrations!

Virginia said...

Mmm.... Ice cream! An excellent way to celebrate just about anything (except maybe conquering an ice cream addiction - ice cream would probably be a poor choice for that). Enjoy that celebration!