Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Finished--Sort Of

I typed "The End." Yes, my current work-in-progress is finished--sort of. Now I have to go back and fix all the mistakes, like using it's instead of its. Or using the same word too many times. In one of my books, the editor asked me to remove the word "yet." I had tons of yets all over the place. As a result, I am now paranoid about that word. Whenever I start to type it, I stop for a minute and see if there is any other word I can use--or I change the entire structure of the sentence. Oy.

Even though I still have a lot of work to do in tidying up my manuscript, I felt a wonderful sense of accomplishment today. I don't have a contract for the book--yet. :^) But I'm happy. The hero and heroine are happy, too. Everything worked out well for them in the end. It always does in romance.

3 comments:

Annalee Blysse said...

Isn't that a great feeling! Congrat.s

Mom Nancy said...

Congratulations! I remember editing one of my books (Attack of the Queen, I think) and discovered that I use the word "that" all over the place!

Are you having chocolate to celebrate?

K. said...

Congratulations. That must be a truly wonderful feeling.