Friday, June 5, 2009

2nd Draft Finished!


Yeah! Yeah! And more yeahs! I've finally finished a complete second draft. I typed in my last words of a new scene and looked over at my husband and said "Let's celebrate!" My husband is off right now on his scooter to buy that imported Baskin Robbins (expensive but yummy).

We as writers need to celebrate these small steps. Actually, they're huge steps. This second draft ended up being a humongous rewrite after taking my online writing class. So now I have a new beginning, a new middle and a new ending. Wow. It's almost like a new book! It's okay, you can laugh at me.

I'm excited about the book though. It's got some good stuff. Maybe after another 2-3 more drafts, it might be ready to see the agenting world. Crossing toes.

More big news for me, we're moving apartments so I'm busy packing too. We picked out wallpaper (it was either wacky wild or plain beige- I ended up with plain beige- bla).

I'm also taking on a new job too! So tomorrow I'm packing up all my personal stuff in my classroom.

So, how about you? How do you celebrate those little milestones in your life?

Picture taken by Daniel Wiedemann curtesy of Dreamstine

14 comments:

beth said...

Welllllll...you know how school ends for me on the 10th....? Welllll....


*I bought a Mac computer*


SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!

PJ Hoover said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic. And the sundae looks so delicious!

Wow, Beth! A new computer. Cool!!!!

Ello said...

That's awesome! I'm still in revision. Driving me crazy!!! But when I'm done... I celebrate with a really nice meal and dessert! I need it all cause I'm a piggie!

C.R. Evers said...

YaY! congratulations!

hmmmm . . . maybe I need to celebrate more, because I can't think of any way I celebrate the small milestones. Or, maybe I just haven't completed any small milestones lately. . . .

C.R. Evers said...

YaY! congratulations!

hmmmm . . . maybe I need to celebrate more, because I can't think of any way I celebrate the small milestones. Or, maybe I just haven't completed any small milestones lately. . . .

Kevin Atteridg said...

Nothing better than that sort of satisfaction.

Danyelle said...

Congratulations! You're absolutely right--it's important to celebrate the lesser seen victories. :D Good for you!

Jen and Steven said...

How nice of Doug to go out and buy you expensive imported ice cream! Congrats also on the (complete) revision and the exciting home and job changes.

Rena said...

That's great, Christina. Good luck with the revisions. I'm sure it will all work out great.

Christina Farley said...

Oh you guys really know how to celebrate.

A computer Beth? You totally rock. Great idea. You deserve it.

By the way, it was chocolate, vanilla, with dark chocolate chips. And heavenly.

Nandini said...

Wow! It's great that you completed your 2nd draft. I just finished my 1st draft (last week) and celebrated by buying a bunch of (what else?) books. So nice to read without guilt!

Kelly said...

Congrats on finishing your second draft!! Sometimes that is harder than the first draft I think.
Good luck with all of your transitions (move and new job!).
Dessert is a great way to celebrate any milestone!

Stacy Nyikos said...

Just finished my last round of revisions yesterday. Now it's time for full frontal rejection. Yeesh. Still, I finally took time to exhale yesterday. It felt really really really good. Enjoy that ice cream!

Des said...

I lived in Korea and I'm really enjoying reading your blog. And congratulations on completing the 2nd draft of your book!