Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I Finished It!

Instead of a deeply informative post about a writing topic, or even something intriguing about a creature of the paranormal, I have to share some exciting writing news of my own! As most of you might know, I completed the first draft of my urban fantasy novel on the 28th.

I was going to wait for a month or so to start editing it, but things have changed, and I'm deciding to forge through it. I'm feeling on top of the world right now. The novel I completed was book one of a series of books that I had started in 2006 during National Novel Writing Month, which I'd begun book two at that time. Due to nasty confusion and ideas that called to me more strongly at the time, I set the second book aside while gaining ideas for the first and third books.

I'm happily working on book two again, and now the words are flowing from my fingertips, which makes me very excited. I know that 2009 is going to be an amazing year. I feel it in my bones, and if that's any indication, you guys will be seeing more of my work, or I'll at least be agented with a book deal. hehe

So do you have any New Year Resolutions? Any ideas of what the New Year will bring? Let me know!

7 deadly screams:

Tierney said...

Hi Sarah,

Congratulations! Finishing a NOVEL is one prodigious feat!
I'm still putt-putting along.

T

Molly Daniels said...

Yay for you!

My goal this coming year is to get that elusive e-contract and an editor!

Tierney said...

Hey there, Molly!

Happy New Year.

This coming year, my goal is to finish folding laundry and iron the kids and husbands clothes. I think the goal is simple enough. :D Oh well, yeah--another contract.

Tierney

Karen Johnson said...

Congratulations!! What an awesome way to bring in the new year!!

Margay said...

Congratulations! As a writer, I can vouch for how grand an accomplishment this is. And I did the same thing with a book (my first published novel, Nora's Soul, as a matter of fact) that has developed into a series. Steadily working on the sequels presently.

Sarah Mäkelä said...

Thank you to everyone for their congratulations. Happy New Year everyone!

Tierney - I know you'll make it through your book. =) *HUGS*

Molly - Thank you! I'm sure you'll get an editor and contract. You can do it!

Karen - Thanks! I really appreciate it.

Margay - Thank you! I'm working on my sequel as well. Series are so much fun. Don't you think? =)

Margay said...

Sarah, I never wrote a series before, so this is new territory for me, but I am having fun with it. I can't wait to see what my characters do next!