1. thatoneauthor

    thatoneauthor Member

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    Finishing my first novel.

    Discussion in 'Novels' started by thatoneauthor, Feb 13, 2016.

    Four years. Everyday. Fifty thousand words.
    And they're all garbage.
    It's going to need a re-write for almost every single word.
    But hey.
    At least I finished. :)
    You can do it too.
    Tell me about it in the comments. Or feel free to ask me questions.
     
  2. halisme

    halisme Contributor Contributor

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    How did you stay motivated to stick with one project instead of hopping around?
     
  3. LostThePlot

    LostThePlot Naysmith Contributor

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    Congrats!

    Don't worry at all about having to write and re-write. Seriously. Don't. That's just how it goes. Writing the damn thing is what you want to get done first not quibbling over the details when you don't even know where it needs to lead into. Get it written, even if it's bad, then come back and fix it.
     
  4. thatoneauthor

    thatoneauthor Member

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    Because an author writes completed stories. Not half-completed ones.
     
  5. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man or BayView

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    Well done! The second draft should be much easier and quicker.

    Don't keep us on tenterhooks - tell us about your story :D
     
  6. peachalulu

    peachalulu Member Reviewer Contributor

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    Well, congrats! Any kind of finishing, regardless, is a success. You've met the biggest hurdle of any writer - finishing.
    The rewrite, rework should be easier as the first draft is always a - that's how not to write it practice run.
     

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