A Wished-For Love

The End.

I’ve finished the final draft of my novel. How do I know it’s the final draft? Because I don’t want to go through that again! Not until my next novel.

Two friends have graciously consented to read my work and provide comments. While they read, I will edit with ProWritingAid and see how often it makes me cry and gnash my teeth.

I’ve defeated the passive writing beast, but repeated words and sticky sentences are the bane of my life now.

I may seek beta-readers, but I’m not sure the tension of waiting for feedback wouldn’t kill me. Hmmm, thinking it over…. 🙂

29 thoughts on “A Wished-For Love

    1. No, not at all. But now, having finished the revision, I feel a weight has lifted from my shoulders. For the first time in ages I have sat on my porch and listened to the wind rustle the leaves in the trees and not felt guilty for not sitting at my desk writing. What a great feeling.

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  1. Hooooray!!!!! Congratulations and am looking forward to seeing it. Get outside and wrap yourself in the next few days of experiences, which will become fodder for more amazing words from your consciousness.

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    1. Thank you so much. Completing the novel took three years, and I’ve spent another year finishing it. I wiped a tear away when I type The End. I’ve been a reader my whole life. I was never the type to finish things–other than books. So writing the novel was an enormous accomplishment for me.
      You’ll do it. If you want it bad enough, you’ll do it. Keep me posted 🙂


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