Monday, May 31, 2010

WOOHOO! I'm done! Drats! Foiled Again! is complete!

Ah, the joy of completing the first draft. It is sublime... transcendent.... peaceful.

Even though I want to shout from the roof, "I'M DONE!"

The stronger feeling is one of resolution and serenity. "Ah....I'm done."

Of course, there will be redrafts, revisions, torturous rewrites. But I don't have to think about those right now. I get to bask in the glow of seeing a project through to completion. I get to revel in the joy of birthing an idea that grew to full fruition.

I get to relax and feel free to play with other ideas without feeling like I'm cheating on my WIP.

I can play with the idea of a sequel: Foil Me Twice, Shame On Me

or a companion from the evil twin's POV: Bombs Away!

or go in a completely different direction and play with some of the fairy/spy/ghost-hunter/ordinary romance ideas floating around in my head.

This afternoon, there were ideas for the conclusion of my book spinning around and around in my mind, making me dizzy--incapable of remembering anything my husband or kids tried to tell me.

Now, my head is clear.

At last.

This, my friends, is why it is worth it to finish that novel.

I did it. You can, too!


  1. Yay, congratulations! That's really, really wonderful! :)


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