I am happy to say the NaNoWriMo ended on my part this afternoon. I have a thick pile of paper sitting on my printer tray. A raw manuscript of my second book.
It’s all there in a primitive form, the good and the bad: adventures, struggles, emotions and life learnings. It’s a story of a young “green hat” who goes to Africa on a mission to save the world, but ends up saving only herself. The writing journey over these past 28 days was all but easy, and I realize it has just only begun.
It is time to take a break from it. I’ll need to catch my breath after running for my life from charging elephants, and hiding under my bed during a wild shootout. Then, at some point, I’ll need to start editing it…and hopefully it’ll find its way to the public domain sometime late next year. For Christmas would be nice.
Now I’ll be catching up on your blogs and on my visits to see Papa Osprey. And some work that’s been neglected lately.
37 thoughts on “Just Landed.”
Good for you, Tiny! Congratulations.
Thanks Christine! I’m happy it’s done, I now have something to work with.
Awesome.. Congratulations, it is kind of amazing that the first draft is only the beginning isn’t it. As I wrote my first draft and envisioned actually getting it in print it became quite apparent and eye opening as I realized it still has to be re written and re written. A novel is much more complex than just writing the story, I am having fun with the re writing process, I am finding that is where the story really starts to take form. I wish you the best with your manuscript and look forward to reading the finished product! I love the Osprey by the way, their journey certainly brings a smile to my face when you share the posts you share about them and the pictures are truly awesome! Thank you for being you!
Thank you so much for your kind words Joe. I rewrote my first book about eight times…before it even went to the editor. This one will need more as it is a completely different, and more demanding piece of work. I’m happy you like my friend Papa Osprey. I hope I can report from their nest building soon!
Yay!! I am doing the happy dance for you in my chair! I can’t wait to read it (psst, if you need a beta reader I’m volunteering!) 🙂
Thanks for your happy dance Jackie! And thanks so much for volunteering as a beta reader!!! Offer taken 🙂 Hugs!
All right! 🙂 Hugs right back at ya!
Oh, Tiny, I am SO excited for you! I am thrilled for you!!! Congratulations and know I am so very proud of you!!! LOVE, Amy
Thanks dear Amy! It’s a wonderful feeling to have the first manuscript. I’d wanted to write this book for so long, but just didn’t get to it. You know, life takes over. Lots of work still remains, but at least I’ll have something to tinker on. Lots of love & hugs to you too!
Now we need to throw a party. LOL (((HUGS))) Amy
That’s right 😀
Yay! Take a break. You earned it.
Thanks Nancy! I’m not touching it before the holidays. It needs to ripen on its own for a while.
Wow – good on you!!!
Thanks Julie! Feels quite good to have a heap of paper to work on.
Impressive ~ congratulations and now time to enjoy 🙂
Thanks for your kind words Dalo. I’ll enjoy watching the paper pile for a while, and once it has ripened a little bit, I’ll touch it again.
Ha, ha ~ great strategy!
Congratulations, Tiny. It must feel really great. 🙂
Thanks Sylvia! It feels good, but I know how much work is still required. Will take a long break from it now, just went to see my friend Papa Osprey again 😀
Hey good for you! I look forward to reading your book when it’s published!
Thank you Kathy! Now I really need to make sure it’ll be published 🙂
Such inspiring news. Congratulations and thank you for sharing Tiny. Have a lovely and relaxing weekend. 🙂
Thanks so much Nomzi! Have a wonderful weekend too!
Well done! Sometimes the best work we all do is through the simple act of allowing our own selves to flourish. The journey may well be much longer that we’d imagined and that which we viewed as a destination may instead be just a waypoint; a place and time for us to find our bearings and replenish our strength for a voyage far greater and more perilous that we’d imagined. Those we sought to save may, instead get to their own destinations by helping us along our way. Tiny, somehow I get the feeling that each of us may have viewed the same treasure at some point 🙂
Thanks for your thoughtful comment Maurice! What you say is so true. We have many interesting waypoints along the journey…and many helpers. I appreciate the fact that they always push us to go further, see the next stretch and find treasures in unexpected places. Viewing the same treasure makes the harmonies sound so much better 🙂
So, so happy for you! YOU have such a way with words and your heart shows through. Can’t wait!!
Thanks so much for your kind words, Cyndi! I hope the book will be worth the wait. It’ll be a “straight from the heart” story.
Awesome! Well done!!
Thanks Karin! The first stretch is behind now, but many more remain…
🙂 I hope so!
Congratulations! I’ll drink a cup of wine for that! 🙂
Thanks H.J.! You can have two 😀
Good for you sweet Tiny that is wonderful that you have that much done on your book. Enjoy your break. Hugs
Thank you dear Maggie! Hugs right back to you!