Friday, July 24, 2015

Celebration Post!!! :D


I HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY FINISHED MY BOOK, "Alice & Alyssa"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just this evening, I wrapped up chapter twenty, wrote the epilogue and stared at the words THE END at the bottom of my page for a full three minutes before the truth dawned.
Then I jumped up from the computer, did a Russian Happy Dance that Emily showed me, and then went outside and yelled my head off at my siblings.
"Hey! I finished it!"
"Finished what? And quit yelling."
"My book, you know, 'Alice & Alyssa'!" 
"Oh yeah, great! Stop yelling, I'm right here in front of you."
Ok, so they weren't as excited as I was. But hey, who could blame them... after all, I was the one who spent so much time writing it...
But, long story short, I've finished writing the story, and now I've started the never ending job of editing it... *sigh*.
Well, hope you can share my excitement. After all, it's not every day that an author finishes a book, right? :P
God bless!

9 comments:

  1. It certainly isn't everyday that an author finishes a book! Way to go! I know the feeling of excitement when you reach those last two words. :) I'll be excited for you if your siblings won't. :)

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  2. Yay!!!!! :D That is so exciting!!!
    Haha, my siblings are the same way! My sister couldn't understand why is the world I was so excited on Thursday when I finished "The Silent Blade." *sigh* I guess it something only us writers understand! ;)
    Yes, writing the story is the fun part. . .the editing? Not so much! Although I do enjoy finding the different fonts for the text, chapter titles, etc. Oh, and I'm curious, how many words is it?
    Anyway, sooooo excited for you!!!

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    1. About 28,000 more or less. That will probably change after editing. :)

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  3. Yay! That's awesome! :D

    ~Lydia~ <3

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  4. YAY! So excited for you! That's wonderful! Hahaha, the Cossack Russian Dance Gif! Hehehehehehehehehehehehehe! I could see you doing that. ;) You will have to show me how good you are at that when I see you. So happy! Congrats on finishing your book! That's so wonderful! My advice? Take two weeks off and don't edit it right away. I am serious. Every author takes two weeks off after finishing their book, then edits it with a fresh pair of eyes. It really works. Sounds hard, I know, but it's worth it. So try that. :) Mrs. Marlow would tell you the same thing- she taught that to me. :)
    So happy for you!

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    1. Oh, thanks for the advice! I'll do so! :) And I'll practice up the dance for you, because right now I'm terrible at it. :P

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  5. YEAH! Congrats! This is exciting!

    Oh and can you add in the subscribe by email gadget?

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