As an aspiring author, I have a few projects that I’m working to publish. While I do have aspirations (though they’re most likely delusions) of writing a sweeping, literary novel, I primarily write romance novels/chick literature.
It’s taken two years, but I’ve completed the first draft of my first novel. Like any gleeful author, I had it printed and bound. I have a red pen ready for edits, but first I’m going to let my story breathe, while I explore another novel.
Yaaaaaay! I’ve done it! I’ve finished my second novel a few weeks ahead of my deadline! 🙂 This one only took me eight months and I had a lot of fun writing it. Unlike my first novel, which I think needs a substantial re-write, I think it’s pretty close to a final draft. But it’s not quite perfect yet – I still need to add meat to some of the boney parts of my story and, of course, correct all those devilish typos.