Monday, May 11, 2009

A Messy House...

...is the sign of a finished novel!

My house is a disaster. Paperwork covers my dining room table. Dishes crowd my sink. Clean clothes lay in the laundry basket, waiting to be folded.

But...

The novel is done!

Yes, the major editing has been completed. Now all that remains is a quick read-through to make sure that my characters' eyes stay the same color in every chapter, that the names stay the same (I had to change some secondary characters' names), and other continuity issues. Otherwise, the main editing is done.

Woo hoo!

21 comments:

  1. Wow! Congratulations!!

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  2. Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment. Can't wait to see what's next for you!

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  3. Good for you!!!! I knew you could do it.

    BTW, Yahoo is being a pill today. Won't sign me in.

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  4. Awesome, Melissa! I'm so excited for you. Can't wait to go through the next step with you!

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  5. Perfect example of when a messy house is a GOOD thing! Congrats to you, a great accomplishment. It's a nice feeling to be moving forward, isn't it?

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  6. Super Whoot! Good for you. :-)

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  7. Elizabeth Parker9:47 AM

    Congratulations, Melissa! What a great accomplishment. Will you be submitting it anywhere?

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  8. Yeah! Is querying on the horizon? I love querying! I love reading about querying!

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  9. A messy house is a sign of great creativity progress! (Or, in my case, just overwhelmed.) :)

    Congrats, girl!

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  10. Thanks, all! Yep, I'm starting the querying/submission process. :-)

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  11. Hurray! I can't wait to hear when you start to submit it places!! Love your dog:))

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  12. Good for you, Melissa. And good luck with the submission!

    As I've just finished my edits, I know exactly what your home looks like. ;o)

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  13. Well done, that's brilliant.

    A messy house can always be cleaned up at some other time.

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  14. How awesome! Now the really fun querying begins. *grimace* I'm heading down the home stetch with my novel too, and so I definitely know that feeling of putting off other responsibilities!

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  15. Hooray!! I wish I could blame my messy house on the same! Congrats!!

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  16. Congratulations!! What an accomplishment :).

    I wish my awful, messy house said the same for me ;).

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  17. Hurray!!!!! Congrats! That is so awesome!!!

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  18. Congrats, friend!! Whew, what an accomplishment!

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  19. Where will you send it?

    (Oh, and well done, btw ;-) )

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  20. Congratulations!! This is HUGE--bigger than finishing a first draft, because revisions are HARD. Yay for you!

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