February 28, 2010

A Completed First Draft

First draft complete! (Doing a little dance) 82,600 words. Its tentative title is Five Islands and it is a YA fantasy novel.

Now for the part that I absolutely hate--editing. I like to be creative, not technical, so editing doesn't come easy for me, but on the other hand I am looking forward to having a polished manuscript that I would be proud to send to an agent. My goal is to have it polished by the end of March and to start sending out query letters in the beginning of April (after exams).  I need to get a move on because I have six weeks of clinical this summer, either after exams or at the end of the summer and I know that if I get the first session for clinical I will not have the time to be bothering with the letters and research I will need to do. Anyways, I will think about all that later. Today, I am just going to enjoy the fact that I am done, done, done!

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