Sunday, August 16, 2009

i wrote a book, now what?

Do you remember this post I wrote about wanting to write a book? Well, when I wrote that post I was halfway through the manuscript of my very first novel, and not really knowing what to do with it. Then we were matched with a birthmom and the novel went on the back burner. When that fell through, I gave myself the summer to finish the novel.

And I did it.

I typed the last words this afternoon. The story is done, finished, complete.

That doesn't mean there isn't a ton of editing to do, because that isn't done. I also need to go back and re-write some sections that I'm not happy with and need more detail. I have a sideplot that isn't fully fleshed out.

But I did it.

Now I need to go through the process of preparing it for submission to either a literary agency or publisher. Anyone out there have any suggestions or connections that you would love to send me?

I have to say that I am so proud that I actually did it. I'm not sure how many pages it would end up being, but it is somewhere in the neighborhood of 110,000 words. I do like to talk, people.

Ok, enough about me. Just wanted to share.

7 comments:

2China4Ayla said...

You are AMAZING...can't wait to read it!

Frizzy said...

Congratulations! My mother in law is trying to get published too but with no luck. I'll ask her who she's contacted. Just Lisa No Filler is a writer on my blog roll. So is The Blonde Duck in case you want to contact them with questions about publishing. I know the Blonde Duck has had a book or two published on her own.

Hunnybee said...

Awesome. I'm working on one myself and have the same questions as you. I'm so glad for you! Good luck. Keep us posted.

Oh, can I have an autographed copy when it comes out!?!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Can't wait to read it.
Love you,
Laura

Alison said...

Congratulations!
What a huge accomplishment; I'm so proud of you.

Lots of luck!

Kelly said...

LOL - love your comment header here! You have to check out a new blog I found recently - www.noveldoctor.com. Congratulations on finishing!

Melissa Stover said...

That's awesome! everyone is writing a book. what's yours about? fiction or nonfiction?