These last three weeks I have really seen the end in sight. It has been difficult yet exalting as I was moving towards finishing my first manuscript. On one hand, finishing was all that I could think of. Fear of failure is what I am trying to avoid.
My dreams, day-dreams, thoughts and actions would all circle around this inevitable conclusion. Of course, I could find a way to write forever, but too what end. I have had a few days of fantastic writing in the last three weeks.
A few fantastic days of writing in the last three weeks were seen. Three of my most productive days were the following; 8,000 words one week ago, another with 5,500 and finally the day that I finished my manuscript, I hit 5,200 words. It was two in the morning and I was unable to stop until I had finished. What a relief.
Of course, the endless work doesn’t stop, the next point is transition into editing, getting the chapters worked out well enough and spacing, spelling, and grammar. It is though a large enough change that it will take a moment to move into something new. Words and pages are tangible points of ensuring that I was moving forward and I was grateful for it. I am not sure if pages for editing will be a good manner to pinpoint my success.
I have begun editing the first few chapters and a common theme emerges, there is a lot of changes and some days of writing were definitely better than others. I am not surprised but I hope that I don’t miss too many theme problem and concept errors. I will need, at some point, to ask for an outside participant to edit. I have found an editor that is willing to help. I am glad and excited.
What kind of problems did you run into once your manuscript was finished?
How long did it take you to edit your masterpiece?
Fill me in!!