If you follow me on Twitter then you know that on Friday night I completed the first draft to my WIP. If you don't follow me on Twitter, well why not?! Just kidding. (sort of)
My goal was to reach 70K on this draft, but I was just shy of 63K. I'm not terribly disappointed about falling short of my goal, because I now get to start on revisions, in which I'll add a few things and bump up my word count. But talking about word count isn't why I started writing this post. Can you say snoozefest?
The current WIP is my fifth manuscript. That feeling of accomplishment never gets old. Whether it's your first or twentieth manuscript, the fact that you completed something you set out to write is a huge deal. I couldn't even believe I reached the end. When I wrote the last sentence, I leaned against the couch, staring at the computer screen and was like "Huh. Did it just end?" I guess it's because I got so sucked into the story, I wasn't ready for it to end. It's one of those things where you love the idea and your characters so much, and being that it's a standalone, I'm not quite ready to say goodbye. Of course, after a second to let it sink in, I felt like this:
I want to thank all of my Twitter friends who have been so supportive and for pushing me to write when I lacked motivation. It's a wonderful feeling to know that I can hop on Twitter and receive so much help and love from all of you. You are all amazing and I can't wait to share the title of the WIP with you, but I'll save that for another time.