First Draft Complete.

My first draft has been completed. Almost 67,000 words and I am done. I’m excited about going back to the beginning again, because my mind is racing ahead. Now, I feel ready to write the next book and I have many ideas that are fighting against each other in my head. For a while, I was worried that one day I’d run out of ideas, but then I came up with two new ideas from nowhere so I feel much better now.



  1. Robert said,

    August 8, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Congratulations on a first draft – I’ve yet to get that far! I found your blog through WriteWords and thought you might be interested in this Short-Story Competition from CompletelyNovel – a new online community for writers and readers that lets you share your work online and sell it as a paperback. They are celebrating their launch to the public in October with a competition for short stories to appear in their CompletelyNovel Launch Anthology. Winners are being selected by people from across the publishing industry.
    More details at

    Word limit is 2500 so may be a welcome distraction before starting on your second draft

    Best wishes


  2. August 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I have an idea for a story that may work if reduced to 2500 words but I’ll have to think about it. I’ll definitely be signing up to the site though, especially since it’s free!

  3. Robert said,

    August 10, 2008 at 3:04 am

    Please do, it would be great to have your contributions.

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