Friday, March 01, 2013

I Finished!

Yesterday I finished the JeRoWriMo challenge, the New Jersey Romance Writers' version of NaNoWriMo. I wrote a total of 30,148 words during the month of February. I actually wrote more than that since I deleted 800 words where I had written myself into a corner. On Wednesday, I came to the end of Patriot's Heart, but I I went right on to the sequel, Patriot's Pride.

Now I need to go back and edit. Once it's ready, I'll have to send the manuscript around and see if a publisher is willing to offer me a contract for it. It may be quite a while until it is up for sale. Nevertheless, I was thrilled to accomplish so much in just one month.

I did not come in first among the other writers in the group. There were many who surpassed me, but it did help to have a cheering squad. My thanks to Nancy Herkness for setting the challenge up. It was great!

8 comments:

Zaina Fawn said...

Congratulations! Good luck on publishing and marketing

Penelope Marzec said...

Zaina,

Thank you. The writing is the fun part. The publishing and marketing--that's work. :^)

Kathryn R. Blake said...

Congratulations! Give it time to simmer, then get that blue pencil out. Well done.

Dottie Taylor said...

Congrats!! Edits to come....

Penelope Marzec said...

Kathryn,

Yes, I will let it simmer for a while. But I think I'll use a purple pen instead of a blue pencil. :^)

Penelope Marzec said...

Dottie,

Yes, the edits will be a bit grueling...

Chicki said...

You go, girl! Take a breather, than jump on the revisions.

Penelope Marzec said...

Chicki,

I was exhausted yesterday! I think I definitely need a breather.

Having our annual St. Pat's party today so I'll be making soda bread and etc.

The revisions will start next week. :^)