Friday, April 2, 2010

HOORAY!!!


I did it! I actually did!! This morning around 10AM I finished my FIRST DRAFT! I was so excited I might have cried! Don't judge me, though I'm sure most of you felt the same way, all your heart an soul being put into a story that meant so much and took a lot of love and time!! Not to mention effort!!

I just felt the need to share how excited I was!!! CAN YOU FEEL IT!?!



Have a HAPPY HAPPY Friday!!! For my original post of the day you can check it out here!!

57 comments:

Kelly Marie said...

CONGRATS!!!

Amanda said...

Woo-hoo!! I know that feeling, that glorious, soul-shivering moment when you know you have written the very last word. Congrats!!

Matthew Rush said...

Awesome! Congratulations Jen.

Summer said...

Yay!!! Let's put Peeps in the microwave to celebrate! It'll be like confetti and fireworks at the same time! Awesome!

Congrats again! I'm super-awesomely happy for ya!

Sandy Shin said...

Yay! Congratulations! That's really awesome! So happy for you. :D

sarahjayne smythe said...

Congrats!I'm so happy and thrilled for you. :)

Southpaw said...

Congrats! That’s so great. Make me teary eye just thinkin' about it.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Oh, so happy for you! I know that feeling of relief that the story actually works! It's always so scary while writing until you get to the end! Celebrations!!
(btw, I'm having a 100 followers contest too. I love your helpful links)

Susan Fields said...

Congratulations - what a wonderful feeling! And I love the Snoopy picture - that just sums it up perfectly.

KrysteyBelle said...

Congrats! It's a great feeling, isn't it? Hopefully, I'll be able to say that about novel #3 this month.

Tracy said...

That's awesome! I think you should treat yourself to something special. You've earned it!

Gina Leigh Maxwell said...

Well, happy Friday to you!!! Congratulations! It's such a wonderful feeling. Enjoy it. Steep in it. Love it.

Lydia Kang said...

Hooray! Big accomplishment!

A. Grey said...

GO YOU!!! Do the 'I have made fire' happy dance! There is NOTHING like finishing the last word and seeing what you've done! Nothing. That elation is what makes a writer a writer, as opposed to an author. In my opinion at least.

tywo said...

Congratulations dear! I'm proud of you. You are going to make it BIG someday!!

LOVE!

Talli Roland said...

GO JEN GO! That is SOOOOO awesome - what a treat! Now you can really celebrate Easter!

Go crazy with chicken and pasta why dontcha? :)

Michelle said...

That is AWESOME!! Major congrats to you for finishing it! :D

Ellen Brickley said...

Well done Jen :D:D:D

Jai Joshi said...

I'm so happy for you! I know exactly the feeling you experiencing right now. Savour it. Take a bath. Eat some quality chocolate. Tell your husband to take you out. You've earned it!

Jai

Portia said...

Woot! Congrats. So happy for you. Now take a moment to celebrate!

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~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Whoo-hoo!!!! HUGE congrats!!!!!

Have a Happy Easter :)

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations!

Voidwalker said...

Congrats. I'm always thrilled to see when new authors finish a WIP, especially if I've been able to watch their progress. I just learned of your blog, so I haven't followed, but I'm sure you brought your previous readers on quite a journey.

Congratulations again. Now for the doomed querying LOL :)

Kristin Rae said...

WOW!!! And you thought you had 2 weeks to go... :) CONGRATS!!!

Swimmer said...

OOOOOHHH!! EVERYBODY CHEER AND CLAP AND SING!!

Good job and now comes the hard part... editing... AHHHH!

Good Job

Niki said...

*woohoo* that's wonderful :o)))

~Abby~ said...

Wow, good job, glad you made it!
xx,
~Abby~

JustineDell said...

That's the best feeling in the world. Now...on with the hard stuff ;-)

~JD

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Woot woot, congrats. Justine is right, now comes the hard stuff. Revel in the glow of your first draft for a while :)

Shelley Sly said...

Congratulations!!! Enjoy this wonderful feeling of accomplishment!! :D :D

Robyn said...

Yay!! Congrats!
I can't wait to see it on the shelves~ :D

-Robyn

Crystal Cook said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! So, so proud of you! You are amazing, I know it will be great :)

angfla said...

Jen, what an absolutely great milestone! I hope you're incredibly proud of yourself because just to finish a book is a huge achievement. Alot of aspiring writers never even make it that far. Congrats!!!!

Mary Campbell said...

congratulations - very awesome. If I ever finish I'm going to cry, dance and shout it from the rooftops. BIG accomplishment - well done.

Carolyn V. said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats Jen! I love that you finished the draft... that is so AwESOME! Have a great weekend! =)

Eva said...

Finishing a first draft is a wonderful feeling. Congrats :)

Cynthia Reese said...

Forget, "I love you." For a writer, the sweetest words in the English language have to be "The End."

Woot! Congrats! See? Now you know it can be done, and you can be the one who does it -- I promise, every book you ever begin will feel possible.

Enjoy the moment! Celebrate!

Michelle Gregory said...

congratulations. finishing a first draft is a HUGE accomplishment and i'm so glad you have all these blogging friends to cheer you on. however, if your family and friends don't understand the strange bout of melancholy that may come, may i offer this?

http://michellegregory.blogspot.com/2009/04/post-first-draft-letter-to-my-friends.html

Michelle Gregory said...

i've never had to use it, but it's there, just in case i do.

Jen said...

You guys are amazing!!! Thanks again Michelle that was hilarious!!!

Kaylie said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the feeling while it lasts.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Feeling your JOY!

Happy Easter. He is risen.

Thanks for your comments on my blog. Appreciate your words. :)

Angelsmuse Chris Weigand said...

Woo hoo I know that feeling I actually finished a final draft and started querying agents. It is so exciting,but a little weird too. I wasn't sure what to do with myself for a couple of days. But then a couple of other projects called my name and now I'm back in the thick of things again.
Congrats and good luck

Erica Chapman said...

Woo Hoo!! Way to go ;o) *throws confetti* Enjoy this moment!!

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Dude - what a milestone. I can't wait to stare down my own set of letters spelling out "The End" :) Thanks for popping in over at my blog; I'm now following yours. Looking forward to reading more!

Donna Hosie said...

Many congrats, Jennifer. Thanks for stumbling by my little place this morning; you now have another follower!

Medeia Sharif said...

That Snoopy picture captures your emotions wonderfully. ;)

Congratulations.

Jhinx said...

Very cute!
BTW; do you love Imorgen Heap just as much as I do=D
I like her very much =)
And I wish I live in the USA..
Much beter than here in the Netherlands..
x<3

~Abby~ said...

Haha Jennifer, yes we should.
Pandas are my absolute favorite animals, but I just love all bears!
On Good Morning America Thursday, they had the CUTEST baby bear on the show. (I don't know why, I wasn't listening because the cute baby bear was distracting me.) Oh, and for anyone who watched Good Morning America Thursday, those group of people in the studio behind the reporter people are seniors from my school. They were waving a lot, haha. They are on there senior trip. Austin, Indiana!!!
Hope you're enjoying your weekend!
xx,
~Abby~

tbouvierblog said...

AWESOME!!!! I know you are more than thrill--- great job, an inspiring one too :)

Lynn said...

Happy days for you Jennifer! You have inspired me to FINSIH. I used to draw Snoopy alot when I was younger, and a dreamer. The dreaming has never stopped and you showed they do come true! Congrats.

Candice said...

That is the BEST feeling! Congratulations. :)

its simple love said...

Congrats! Oh I bet that felt sooooooo good! I can only imagin! Enjoy your weekend!

Rachael

p.s. Have you entered my Giveaway yet? It ends tomorrow!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

oh, congratulations! There is a wonderful feeling that comes along with finishing a novel, even if you KNOW it has so much more work to come. Good job!

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS!! Woot!

Happy Easter!

Sara Louise said...

HUGE Congratulations!!! Such an accomplishment! Your journey has been inspiring, thanks for sharing :-)