Monday, November 1, 2010

Even after 4 days without my beloved, my book is finished!!!


What a crazy week this has been. On Wednesday, I could barely get my computer to turn on, let alone do anything. Hate when that happens. And it never ceases to amaze me how lost I feel without it. I have our older PC in the basement that has virtually nothing on it and mainly hubby and daughter use it for internet stuff. So luckily I could check email and such. But I could not write. Everything is on my laptop.

And that meant ending Karma Kameleon, the sequel to A Bitch Named Karma, was put on hold. And that made me mad. I had a goal of finishing by the end of October. It was just a personal goal, but for me, that is just as important as a deadline from an editor. So we took her to the computer doctor and I wrote the very last chapter in a notebook. So technically it was finished...but for me...if it's not in the computer, it doesn't count.

My laptop was fixed and good as new...picked it up yesterday morning. But with Halloween festivities, I could not get on it until after 10 at night to actually transfer my scribbles into the computer. Yay!!!!! It feels so great to have it finished!!

So now we start the self editing process. But I've already been through the first half once. And my writing is getting cleaner and stronger with each book. There shouldn't be as much to fix. My new goal is to have it cleaned and ready to submit by the end of the month!



  1. Congrats! Such an incredible feeling isn't it. I know what you mean about personal goals. I'm trying to finish my current WIP by November 20th (it may seem random but it's not for me) and I'm determined to meet that goal. Good luck with the editing!

  2. Good for you!!!

    Although written is written, even if it hasn't been transcribed yet. So I think it counted. I was trying to finish mine by October 31, but only so I could start NaNoWriMo with a new book November 1st. Since middle grade novels never take a full month to write, I'm finishing the book up today and starting the next one by the end of the week, so hopefully that still counts as NaNoWriMo...although I'm not sure why it matters since I don't really do anything with the other NaNoWriMo people!

  3. Whoa! I'm getting dizzy from the excitement! Go get 'em!

  4. yay!!! I am so happy for you what terrific news!

  5. Congrats...That must feel very nice! Sorry it was a hassle to get to, but the best things are worth working for right. Good luck with revisions.

  6. LOL! At first I thought your husband had gone on a business trip and left you in charge of the household -- with no time to write.

    Then I realized "your beloved" was your laptop! Ah ha! :D

    I'm so glad you've gotten your baby back! Occasionally, my husband pries my laptop out of my hands for maintenance. It reminds me of a Charlie Brown cartoon I remember from childhood:

    Linus's blanket is taken away for washing. He's rolling around on the ground in withdrawal, while Lucy runs in with updates: "It's in the spin cycle!" "It's in the dryer!" Linus barely survives.

    Glad to know you've finished your WIP with your beloved!