2 Jun

After two months of doing nothing but writing (when not attending to life, of course), I can finally say that 85,000 words and several edits later, I have completed my first solo young adult novel – The Ordinarys. This is such an enormous accomplishment for me, who’s always had a hard time finishing anything! Oh, I’ve started many a great project, but it always seemed like something would get in the way (okay, it was usually just my own procrastination). I think the reason why this was so different is that I wrote the kind of story that I personally love to read, with the kind of romance and adventure that draws me into a story. I also let that which angers me in today’s world, such as greed and lust for power, fuel me forward through my writing. Add that to the fact that I never stopped, never missed a single day of writing, and voila – a completed novel.

Passion (+ pissed off) + perseverance = personal success!

Now it’s time to ship it off to the world of literary agents. Let the rejections (and hopefully an acceptance) commence!

7 Responses to “It…is…finished!”

  1. stormy winslow June 3, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    woo hoo!! congrats on completion!

  2. charmingthemuse June 3, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    You are my heroine, Vivi!

    • followingthemuse June 3, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

      I’m celebrating for you over a nice glass of wine! Hooooooray!!!!

  3. pursuingthemuse June 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    I am still in shock that you wrote 85,000 words in such a short time! So happy for you, and honored to be a part of your process.

  4. ticklingthemuse June 4, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    Thank you so much to all! I’m very happy!! And now working on book 2!

  5. hostingthemuse June 6, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    I’m very proud of you! You are my inspiration!

  6. pursuingthemuse June 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Can I just say how amazed I still am at how quickly this moved along and that you already have an agent interested in reading the full manuscript!!!

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