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Monday, October 4, 2010

5 Ways to Celebrate Writing "The End" -- Plus Good News!

I finished Burning Bridges Saturday night!! It's complete at 58k and revisions have already begun. Kinda. My goal is to have it edited and ready by December, which is around the time I'll be sending out my college applications. My timing is amazing. /sarcasm

Here are five ways to celebrate finishing your own manuscript.

  1. Eat ice cream or (insert favorite treat here) and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
  2. Read a book. If you're like me, your pleasure reading probably falls to the sidelines when you're hard at work on a new WIP. So curl up in your favorite chair or bed and lose yourself in a good book.
  3. Take an afternoon or day off and do whatever you want. Surf the internet, share the good news, look for revision tips, go for a walk, window shop, do whatever makes you happy.
  4. Curl up on the couch with a warm blanket and watch your favorite movie.
  5. Sit yourself at the laptop again, open up your manuscript, and start revisions. There's nothing quite like jumping right into the next stage of your MS's development.

3 comments:

Kaitlin Ward said...

Congrats on finishing your draft!!

Nomes said...

yay for finishing your first draft! such an awesome feeling!

xx

Caitlin R. O'Connell said...

Huzzah for finishing! :D