Monday, February 16, 2009

Finito Baybee!

Well I've been off-line again, but for good reason - I finally completed the second draft of my novel today!

The last story was the hardest of all because I had to rewrite it from scratch, then edit the hell out of it, but it was worth the effort because I'm finally happy with it.

I've ordered a few punctuation and grammar books from Amazon for my technical edit - I'll format the entire manuscript into one document, print it out and go through each story several times, checking spelling, grammar, punctuation and any errors like repetitions, name confusion and so on. So I'll need to visit Easons for different coloured pens - cue stationery porn!

Then I'll post it off to an editorial consultancy...eek.

18 comments:

Amanda said...

Well done, Yvonne! You've come such a long way!! x

Calistro said...

Brilliant! Congratulations :o) I recommend 'Self-editing for fiction writers' for editing help.

Cathy said...

Woo hoo, congratulations!

Suz Broughton said...

Good for you!

Yvonne said...

Thanks Amanda, it feels like it!

Calistro, nice one as that is on my list. It's been a while since I've edited an elearning script...

Cathy, cheers!

Suz, thanks!

Lane said...

Yah! Way to go m'dear. Well done!x

Debs said...

That's brilliant, many congratulations.

Pat Posner said...

Congratulations, Yvonne! That's brilliant.

Happy editing.

t said...

Awesome! Congratulations!

Yvonne said...

Lane, you're too kind!

Debs, thanks. Happy birthday to Grumpy.

Pat, thanks, I need it!

T, cheers! How are you travels going?

Tam said...

Congratulations! Have a large slurp and pat yourself on the back (but not at the same time...)

JJ said...

Yaaaaayyyyy! Fantastic Yvonne. What an achievement.

Please make sure you post gratuitous pictures of stationery porn!

Angie said...

Huzzah and big congratulations! Enjoy the celebration. :)

Helen said...

I am a little behind here - but well done Yvonne!

Yvonne said...

Tam, I'm all plans for a celebration (any excuse) and I will remember your tip!

JJ, cheers, I'm getting all excited at the thought of it...ooh better have a lie down...

Angie, thank you I will!

Helen, you're never behind, and thank you.

KAREN said...

Great news, well done :o))

HelenMHunt said...

Wow - that is so exciting. Well done. Big celebration called for now x

Yvonne said...

Karen, thanks!

Helen, I'm dying of excitement!