Happy day. The first draft of my third novel, Conceding Grace, is complete. Now, that means I still have 3-6 months of agonizing editing to go. Ultimately, I expect “Grace” will be 80,000 words, maybe 85,000.
Nanowrimo is a Godsend for me. It forces me to complete a first draft within a short enough time frame that the story stays alive and fresh in my mind. It makes me write on a timeline, which is a necessary skill for an aspiring novelist. And it suits my “last second” personality. This is my third novel, and the third that I have drafted first during Nanowrimo.
I am pleased with the draft of Conceding Grace, and, after a short break to re-establish my languising exercise routine and address my jelly belly, I can’t wait to dive back in for the completion/edits.
Thanks to my guest posters, without whom my blog would have gone stagnant this month: Heidi, Darryl, and Eric. Thanks especially to my husband, Eric, who makes it possible for me to work full time and write full time, with 3 teenagers at home. He put the joy in my heart that freed my inner writer from my inner editor, too.