I’m Done!

Posted on: January 29th, 2008 by Anthony Rapino 3 Comments

Final word count: 57,308

I have FINALLY finished the first draft of my novel, “Soundtrack to the End of the World.”

It’s been a long time coming. Hell, it’s a good four months late if you want to know the truth. But now that the first draft is done, I’m feeling much better. It means I can get to work on the revisions. And let me tell you, it’s going to be extensive!

But I’m not too worried. in fact, I’ve been looking forward to this part. Since I had been blocked and took a few too many breaks in between, I feel like I lost the tone and emotion in places. And worse than that, I feel like I wasn’t true to my characters.

This revision is a chance to fix all that. It’s a chance to remember what I wanted this darn thing to say, and make it actually say it.

IN my haste to get to it, I actually started printing the whole thing (somewhere over 300 pages) on my home printer. Probably not the best idea. I’ve already realized that I didn’t even number the pages, which could be a problem.

Oh well. You live, you learn.

Maybe I’ll sleep tonight.

3 Responses

  1. Hope Glidden says:

    Way to go, dude! Don’t let it sit too long before you dive in to the revisions.

    I, too, hope to be adding to my word count pretty heavily over the next few weeks. Exciting times…

  2. Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) says:

    Damn, blogger ate my comment!

    Brilliant news, and huge congratulations – really well done on finishing it.

    I know what you mean about losing the flow of the story because of too many breaks – the editing process is a perfect time to go back and pull it all together. I seldom think of anything as really complete until I’ve done the first edit.

    Good luck with it – and have fun!

  3. Andrea says:

    Congrats on finishing your novel!

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