Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Finished!

I finished the rough draft of my second novel!

It took almost 8 months to write. And there is still yet much more work to do. Edits. Rewrites. Fleshing out. Filling plot holes. Tying it all together.

It's almost overwhelming.

But not quite. Because the thing is written, and now I get to move on to the rest. Yay!

Celebrate with me?

48 comments:

Jen said...

Congratulations!!!! Hooray!!! Now for the fun part! *laughs*

Rebecca Nazar said...

Huzzah! Good for you!

Terri Tiffany said...

I was so happy to read this:)) Is this the one with the older woman and family?

Jill said...

Yeah for you! I'm finding my second one harder to write than my first. I think it's because now I know the rules, and I'm stumbling over them. I keep reminding myself: "Don't get it right, get it written!"

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

What a great feeling of accomplishment! Way to go girl! I'm excited for you and sending lots of hugs of congrats!

Shelby said...

Congrats!!! Now what?

Janna Qualman said...

Terri, yes! That's the one.

Shelby - When it's ready, and I mean really, really ready, I'll start the agent search. I have book 3 started, too. :)

Janna Qualman said...

^ Actually, I shouldn't speak to soon. I want to seek representation with it, but there's a lot of work first, before I can determine if it'll even be a potential.

Tamika: said...

Yay! Novel number 2- you are on a roll! Will you spend as much time editing this novel as you did the first one?

Janna Qualman said...

That's a really good question, Tamika. I hope to spend more time with this one. My first novel was only about a month's worth of edits. But it wasn't a very deep story. My writing with it was superficial, and my hope is that this book will be layered a bit more. I want to put more work into this one.

Slamdunk said...

Great news--that is a great accomplishment as the drafts of so many others never make it to the done stage.

"Finished" with anything is a reason to celebrate.

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Woo. Woo. Woo. Woo. Hoo. Hoo. Hoo. Hoo. Yahoodoray. Yahoodoray.

I think I'm a Who for the day!

Woo Hoo!

Way to go, woman!
~ Wendy

Jody Hedlund said...

Whoo-whoo!! Congrats! :-)

Amy Sue Nathan said...

:)

Way to go!

Linda said...

Congratulations Janna!!

aaroncrocco said...

Congrats Janna! Nothing feels more accomplishing than actually finishing it!!

Kristen Painter said...

Congrats! Finishing is the best feeling!

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations, you're almost there. You've overcome one of the biggest hurdles so the rest will be a piece of cake. Good luck.

Lisa Marie Miles said...

Woohoo! Go Janna!

Melissa Marsh said...

YESSSSSS! Congratulations, Janna! Eat lots and LOTS of chocolate!!!

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Congrats Janna! That's awesome!!

Constance Marie said...

Congratulations! That's a wonderful feeling.

Jill Kemerer said...

That's wonderful!!! Congratulations!!

thedomesticfringe said...

CONGRATS! That's wonderful news for a bleak February. I am happy for you. I think I'll go have a cupcake in your honor. ;-)

-FringeGirl

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Many, many congratulations! I think finishing the rough draft is the biggest step of the entire process.

Kaity Hall said...

*Does the happy dance for Janna*

Melanie Avila said...

Woohoo! That's so awesome!

Does this mean you'll start #3, or edit this one?

Susan R. Mills said...

Congratulations! That is great. I'll celebrate with you when I finish my rewrites. :)

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

WOOHOOOO!!!! Congratulations! That's such a wonderful feeling!

Janna Qualman said...

Both, Melanie! I started #3 the day after Christmas. I haven't cracked it open again, what with finished #2, but I hope to somewhat juggle doing edits and the new one simultaneously.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Woo-hoo!!! That's great!

JKB said...

Congratulations!!!

Remember, YOU ARE IN NO RUSH. Enjoy this time, and enjoy your accomplishment!

I am super duper impressed!

Katie Ganshert said...

Congrats, Jana! That's always SUCH a great feeling!

Cindy said...

Yay, yay, yay! Congratulations!

Karen said...

Whooo Hoooo! Of course! Tigger bounces!

Jessica said...

Yay for you!!!

septembermom said...

Congratulations!! I'm very excited for you :) That's wonderful!

She Writes said...

Cheers to writer's who conquer their fear and answer the drive to write. Here's to you!

Lori said...

Congratulations. Yes, I'll celebrate. And I hope you also give yourself time to enjoy the feeling for a while.

Natalie said...

Congratulations! Finishing a first draft is a big deal. Good luck with the rest of the drafts!

Barry said...

Congratulations. That's wonderful news!

Jenn Johansson said...

Awesome! Congratulations! I love that feeling :) and editing just makes everything better. I so want to get to that point with my WIP. :)

vinobaby said...

Congratulations! You give me hope that it can be done.

Cassandra Frear said...

What a lovely accomplishment. Yes, you must celebrate. Do something wonderful. Then tell us about it!

Nadine said...

Yay!! Congrats!! You go girl!!

JLC said...

Awesome! I bet it feels great!

Deb Shucka said...

Happy dancing in my chair for you. Big, big congratulations and a big hug to go with.

WendyCinNYC said...

Awesome, Janna!!