FINALLY finished my novel!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by HorseFeathers, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Oh my goodness, I am SO excited! The fantasy novel I have been working on for about 3-4 years now (on and off) is finally finished. I typed the final words ("To Be Continued") at 12:49 PM on Tuesday the 27th of July, 2010. This is an incredibly historical moment for me, as this is my first completed novel. (Many short stories and Fatima's saga as a children's book {published now} have come before, but nothing of this magnitude.)

    Final Stats:
    Word count - 47,113 (not a lot, but good enough for me)
    Pages - 179 (letter-sized)
    Chapters - 16 (long ones)
    Characters (no spaces) - 219,641
    Paragraphs - 1,520

    Goodness! And this book doesn't even have a real title yet (working title is "To Save Terria").

    Now comes the scary stuff... Editing! I've been editing myself as I go along but it's going to freak me out to have other humans read my work. Gahhhh...

    I'm hoping to get it sent out to 10 different publishers and/or agents by the end of August. Apparently books written for teens by teens are really hot right now, so I should have a lot of luck.

    Anyway. Wish me luck in my writing adventures! I'm already planning a sequel... *giggles maniacally*
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
  2. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How very exciting for you. Good luck.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    [​IMG] on finishing it and good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. JimandCillasGirls

    JimandCillasGirls Out Of The Brooder

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    Good Luck!
     
  5. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    [​IMG] what an accomplishment!
     
  6. itsachicken

    itsachicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats and good luck! I'm a big fantasy buff and I'm always looking for new authors, keep us posted.
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Way to go! You are on your way to fame & fortune! [​IMG]
     
  8. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Just don't forget who your friends were BEFORE you became rich and famous.

    That's RANCHER HICKS. [​IMG]
     
  9. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What an accomplishment! You should be proud.
     
  10. NiftyChick

    NiftyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That's wonderful! It must feel so good to complete a project like that! [​IMG]

    How exciting! I have a book reviews blog (Super Reader Girl Reviews) and would love to feature you and your book there once you're nearing publication! Let me know if you want any info on agents/publishers. I've been saving a number of articles written by recently published authors that might be helpful.

    I enjoy proofreading as well, so let me know if you want some early readers before you start sending it out! I'm pretty much addicted to books. [​IMG]

    Wishing you the best of luck!!!

    Em (NiftyChick)
    Super Reader Girl Reviews
     

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