I Finished My Book!

That was something I wasn’t expecting to write yet, but I have finally completed my first draft of my novel. I even got a bottle of Moet to celebrate with.


More than a year ago I started the first few chapters, without having any idea of where I wanted to go with it. I didn’t even know what kind of genre it would be. I forgot about it, left on my documents with the name “New Book”, until the end of September, 2017. I had just gotten back into reading again and I was loving the Young Adult Fantasy books I was catching up on. Then the idea hit me. That was exactly what I wanted to write and so I opened up that untitled document and started writing. I created a world with a unique magic system, a dark cult that was threatening the existence of the Kingdoms and a girl who was so much more than she thought she could be.

It hasn’t been easy and there’s been times where I was unmotivated, hit writers block and genuinely had no idea what I was doing. But I made it through the tough times and with a target of writing 1,000 words every day, I made progress. Finally, I have finished the first draft and I am over the moon. Standing at 100,405 words and 36 chapters so far, it is complete. I am still unsure of the name yet, however, I have a few ideas of what will fit.

My little book about self-discovery, romance, magic, danger and darkness may be finished, but I am far from being done with it. There is a lot of polishing to do, some plot holes to fill and changes to be made, but I am ready for it all. Here’s to all the editing that’s about to take place.

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24 thoughts on “I Finished My Book!

    1. Thank you, it’s such a relief to have finished it and I can’t wait to start editing. I’ve been in the slumps, it helps to look at Pinterest for inspiration and jot down more notes for future chapters πŸ™‚ that’s what I do anyway.

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  1. Wow, well done!! Over 100k words in such a short time is very impressive! Must be an amazing feeling to have it all on paper now. Can’t wait to read it when it gets published!

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  2. I loved seeing this post pop up in my feed. I remember how accomplished I felt last year when I completed the first draft of my novel. It still shocks me to this day that I /actually/ finished writing a book. I wish you luck with the editing process as I’ve found it to be a very troubling and tedious task to critique your own writing, but it’ll be worth it in the end

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