Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Done.

Yep. Stick a fork in me. I am done. Done. Done. Done. With my rough draft, that is.

I thought this book would never end. I just kept seeing the need for more scenes and more twists and more complications and more stuff. Plus, people needed to get from one place to the other and make conclusions that led them to those places. It just wouldn't end. And now. It's finally. Done. And I seem to be channeling William Shatner.

But it's not really done. There will be revisions and copy edits and galleys. But the bulk of it?Done.

Someone should buy me a beer. What was that delightful beverage that you purchased for me the last night of RWA, Molly?

14 comments:

Stephanie Doyle said...

Ahh!!! I'm so jealous. I'm still slogging my way through with about 5 chapters left. I'm at that point where you're sort of close, but not really and you think you're never going to get done!!!!

But I guess you don't know that point because you're already done.

Rayvenne Black said...

Congrats! I still have a good chunk of my rough draft to finish. Are you planning to put it aside and take a breather before starting revisions?

Eileen said...

Steph, I do know that point. I've been at that point for the last month. I feel like I've been flinging myself against a brick wall for weeks.

Rayvenne, sort of. I'm going to a conference in Seattle this coming weekend so I'm preparing for the workshop I'm giving and starting to work on proposals. I probably won't end up diving back into this one until I get notes from my editor.

Maureen McGowan said...

Yay you!!! (But like Steph, I'm also slight jealous.) Molly's just finished a first draft, too. Damn you efficient and disciplined writers. ;)

Here's a huge glass of beer and a bottle of red wine for good measure.

Eileen said...

Excellent. Did MOlly tell you the beer story from RWA? Totally humiliating.

Molly O'Keefe said...

me too!!! yeah us - though, I finished last wednesday and have been slowly cleaning up some of the grammer and putting in the names and places where I had my BLAH BLAH place holder and I realize - as I always do - I have much much work ahead of me.

I don't remember your embarrassing beer story from the last night - I don't remember much from that night... remind me!

Eileen said...

Ah, the placeholders. They always take more time than I think they will.

Okay. The last night of RWA you offered to buy me a drink(actually you were buying for everybody, you were kinda happy). The wine from the lobby bar had been giving me a headache so I asked for a beer, but that it should be something wussy because I don't drink beer much anymore.

You came back, handed me a bottle, I took a sip and said, "My. That's delightful." Then I looked to see what it was . . .

It was Bud Light.

I was so humiliated. I liked it. It was exactly what I wanted. The joke my boyfriend still tells is that Bud Light is like having sex in a canoe because it's f*cking close to water.

I fear that I'm going to lose my ability to be a lush and you all will drop me like a hot potato.

Stephanie Doyle said...

Eileen called Bud Light "delightful."

Hee hee hee... that's funny.

Light Wait!

Stephanie Doyle said...

Okay that probably should have been

Light Weight....


Totally blown mockage when you have to correct the spelling :(

Sinead M said...

There is nothing wrong with light beer, but have any of you tried cider... it's better...

Eileen, congrats on finishing the draft.

Eileen said...

OMG, Steph, you just made me blow Diet Coke out my nose. Painful and yet so very wonderful. Please mock me. I've been mocking myself for it. How did I come to this place where I would call Bud Light delightful?

Sinead, I actually kinda like cider, but it can be a little too sugary for me. Still, there's a time and a place, isn't there?

Molly O'Keefe said...

Sometimes a bud light is just what you need - but rarely is it delightful -- it's coming back to me. That was fun fun fun!

Maureen McGowan said...

Laughing my head off at the delightful. Molly, being such a beer connoisseur, you probably expected her to bring you something slightly more high brow. LOL

But I agree, sometimes it's just what you need. I'm still partial to Molson Ex at times. The beer of my youth. :)

Eileen said...

You should have seen the look on MOlly's face when I pronounced my Bud Light delightful. She was trying so hard not to laugh at me, but she couldn't keep the giggle in entirely.

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