So this really crazy thing happened today.
I finished the first draft of my first ever novel—Tied Together.
It was absolutely crazy, you guys. A few days ago I was complaining to Michelle about how I was never going to finish it, and then today I just blazed through and got it done.
It’s not perfect, in fact I’m 85% sure that the vast majority of it is shit but it’s done. I have a lot of editing to do on it, but I’m just so happy to have the first draft done because it means the foundations are done and I just have to build on it from here.
I’m taking a few months break before I start editing because I think if I do it any sooner then I’ll just struggle to keep motivated. I want to use that time to write some of my other novels.
Anyway, I wanted to mention this today because I’m going to do a Cait and ask for some beta readers. I’ve already got two people looking at it, which are Michelle and Vilhelmina but I’m looking for maybe another three. I warn you now, this is only a first draft, it has not been edited at all but I want a break before I start editing to get some feedback about what I need to add, or cut and what I need to make stronger etc. I’m not expecting a line-by-line edit, more a chapter-by-chapter one. If you’re interested, I’m hoping for about a two month turn-around. If after everything, you’re still up for it then please e-mail me at email@example.com
If not, then thank you for reading this post anyway! Now excuse while I go celebrate with tea and cake.