I did it! I wrote the last scene, the last sentence and the last word! I did it! All 81,000 words! And I did it all before my deadline! Can you tell I’m a wee bit excited???
Ok, so it was rough. That last chapter kept increasing until I had 3 or 4 last chapters. The end of the second last chapter was really difficult … wanting to make sure everything was tied in properly but wasn’t boring at the same time … and then the final scene, where the main character …. well, his last scene. I took me 4 hours to write (in between answering phones at work and chatting with co-workers). But it’s done.
Now on to the famous editing! I read somewhere that you don’t write good books, you re-write excellent books (or something along those lines). I think I’m ready. I printed off a list of ‘passive verbs’ and bought a blue highlighter (a suggestion from Mary DeMuth) and plan on erasing any signs of passivity. I know I want to add some details to a few scenes and rework a character as well, but over all …
I’m excited! OMG I did it!