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Saturday, 23 June 2012

Finally the Final Draft


Final Draft Completed!
I have not been active here lately due to getting my novel, A Thorn in my Side, up to a polished standard ready for submitting. I found it an exhausting task but an enjoyable one. I have completed my fifth draft and I am very happy with it.  As I ploughed through it I found myself cheering myself for writing such great characters and other times I thought this is tiring as I know how it ends! But that is what writing is all about. It is in the rewriting that you learn how to cut and edit and other times expand a bit. There are highs and lows to experience. Of course I have been writing other bits in between the editing of the novel and this provided a welcome breaks on occasions. So now I am back in the saddle to get up to date with my blog and catch up with other writing pieces. I have even been dabbling in poetry so watch this space. Now for the next step, to continue submitting my manuscript to the waiting agents/publishers and wait for the offers to roll in. It’s all about being positive.  

9 comments:

  1. A hearty congrats MaryB! You must be so thrilled. Wonderful job and well, well done!!!!!!

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  2. Hi Mary, that's good news that you've brought it to a 'ready to go' level. In my experience, though, 'Final' drafts tend not to be so final. Have you had the ms critiqued or edited yet? Anyway, best of luck with finding an agent. x

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    1. Hi Eamon, thanks for reading. I have had the mansuscript edited and critiqued after many drafts by a published author and an editor and both are full of praise which thrilled me.

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  3. Congratulations Mary, you've worked very hard on it. Now I can't wait to see it sent out and picked up by a worthy agent.

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    1. Thanks Dec, I appreciate all your terrific support.

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  4. Oh wow, Mary - how exciting! You should put a wee excerpt on Splinter to let us have a look... :]

    Best of luck with the next stage.

    marion

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  5. Wonderful news, Mary. Congratulations. Now out with it! Get it in front of agents.

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  6. Great News Mary. I'm really pleased for you. Rachael

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