Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas can now go ahead...

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After some twenty years of wanting to do it, several first chapters, a major false start two years ago (25k of words) I have just finished the first draft of my first novel.

With a writing stint of 2,803 words today I have come in at a total of 107,257 words. What a lot of lovely words to work with...

Christmas can now go ahead.

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34 comments:

The Secret Writer said...

Well done you! That's fantastic news! It's a great feeling when you finish isn't it?

Queenie said...

Blimey, 2803 words in a day??? I remember when that was a good total for a MONTH!!! Fifteen trillion congratulations, five million hugs and a partridge in a pear tree. Go celebrate - you've earned it!

Cathy said...

Woo hoo! we;ll done, now you can enjoy Christmas :)

Captain Black said...

Congratulations! Fantastic sprint finish.

Karen said...

Brilliant news, really well done :o)) Let the editing begin!

Kate Harrison said...

Many, many congratulations! What a fab feeling and also the most perfect timing!

Take care, and enjoy the celebrations,
Kate xx

Leatherdykeuk said...

Hurrah!
Well done!

CC Devine said...

Wahoo!! Great news!

DOT said...

You must be feeling triumphant. I know I did when I penned the last words. Enjoy a deserved Happy Christmas.

LilyS said...

Excellent news!! I am so pleased for you. Well done!!!

Helen said...

Woooohooooooooo!!!!!

Fantastic news. Well done JJ!!!!!

xxxxx

L-Plate Author said...

Woooooooow - you did it, yay!!! (never doubted you for a second) must be the year for good results!

I am so proud of you, and I love the second draft phase, far more than the first draft. It's time to make it into a book!

Well done you x

Carol said...

I read your post and burst into happy tears for you (seriously, how sad am I??).

I am completely thrilled for you...although I never doubted for a second that you could do it!!

I am so proud of you...now go celebrate!!

Lots of love and hugs

C x

Flowerpot said...

Brilliant news JJ. I trust you will now crack open a bottle and start celebrating!

JJ Beattie said...

TSW, OMG, it is. I can't believe it.

Queenie, *hangs head* so do I! Thank you.

Cathy, Oh yes. I will, thanks.

Capt Black, I think that might be the most I've ever written in a day!

Karen, I'm already excited at the prospect of editing.

Kate, thank you. Oh a very great feeling...

Rachel, thank you.

CC, thank you.

DOT, I do. And I've had a little cry and then some more grinning.

Lily, thank you... I was chasing you.

Helen, thanks hon.

LPlate, thanks hon. I can't wait to start editing.

Carol, thank you. Tears have been shed here too. Thank you.

Flowerpot, right now I'm going to get into my bed (it's 10.15 pm here) and read my book! I will drink LOTS of champagne in France! LOTS.

Thank you all SO much for all your support. JJxxxx

ChrisH said...

Berludy well done! Happy Christmas to you!

Fia said...

Well done you. It's a huge achievement. I have so much respect for any writer to gets to type 'The End'

Debs said...

Yay, very well done JJ. You must be thrilled, that's a huge word count.

Congratulations. x

Lorna F said...

Well done, JJ! What a wonderful thing to achieve just before Christmas - it's your Christmas present to yourself! Bask in the glory and then settle down to the editing in the New Year. :)

Lane said...

Oh bravo! And a great big ginormous well done to you!

You're there!

Now kick back and enjoy a well deserved break. x

B said...

well done :)

Caroline said...

Fantastic news! Merry Christmas :)

Rebecca said...

well done! now you get to have a well-deserved break. Have a great Christmas!

liz fenwick said...

I am so dammed proud of you!!!Raise that glas or three of bubbly and enjoy a wonderful Christmas.

lx

Angie said...

Great job and what a perfect Christmas gift for you! I can't wait to read it. :)

Bluestocking Mum said...

That's brilliant. Well done you - it is a real accomplishment....Hmmm..now for the re-write but it can wait until you come out of hibernation.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas and 2010. Best of luck with your first novel
D
x

Amanda said...

FANTASTIC JJ x

Fran Hill said...

That's quite an achievement. You obviously deserve to relax over Christmas. Thanks for joining my blog. Appreciated.

Expat mum said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Yay on the writing - You can do it!!!

HPofP said...

POP!
And, according to the dates of your last two comments it's also my birthday even though according to my husband it's 8.10pm on the day-before-my-birthday so is refusing to hand over presents.
x

SpiralSkies said...

What a way to round off the year - YAY! I hope the business of Christmas jollies is well under way now with an extra glass of sparkle for your writerly achievement XX

green ink said...

WOW! What an inspiration you are. Well done, and I hope you've celebrated big time, you deserve it!

Liane Spicer said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations!

Clover said...

Congrats :)