Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Done With Two

I once heard a quote somewhere that anyone can write one book.  But not everyone can write two.

Well when I first embarked on this writing career, that quote made me nervous.  What if I was a one-book wonder?  What if I couldn't come up with other stories to tell?

That's why I'm so happy to come here and say on Friday night I finished the first draft of my second book!  It took me about three and a half months to finish, which I'm not sure if that's a good sign or not, but apparently once my ideas start flowing, I can't stop them.  I also sleep very little.

I felt like it was Christmas Eve on Friday morning, when I knew I only had one more chapter to go.  There is such an overwhelming sense of peace and accomplishment once that last word is written.  There really is nothing else like it.

I used a different process for writing this one versus the first book.  I'll compare and expand on those in another post later this week.

There are hours upon hours upon hours of editing I have in front of me, so I'm taking some time off it this week.  I'll start looking it over next week, with fresh eyes.

So now for now I'll enjoy that 86,653 words later, I have finished my second novel!!