Thursday, May 20, 2010

Finished!

I finished my third draft! Thanks to everyone for their encouragement, especially those of you who've volunteered to read and critique it.

Fireworks Pictures, Images and Photos

And thanks to everyone who liked my little poem. This week, I feel a bit like Beaker singing the "Me Me Me" song. Next week, I'm focusing on somebody else. It's been a while since I recommended a book. :o)

Speaking of Beaker . . .


33 comments:

  1. Woah. A muppet viral video. That was awesome.

    Congrats on your draft, Myrna! Sounds like you've got critiquers, but if you want more, I'm happy to help.

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  2. Congrats, Myrna! I love how good a finished draft feels. Keep it up!

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  3. ha ha! I LOVE Beaker!!

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and feel like I'm celebrating with you. :)

    Don't worry about writing a lot about yourself. We all like you and that's why we read your blog. :D

    Amy

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  4. Congratulations! Can't wait to see some of it.

    I guess I didn't give you a very good race, still having 15,000 words to go.

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  5. Congrats! Feels so good, doesn't it? :)

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  6. Thanks, Adam. I still have quite a few drafts to go. I'd love to have you critique it farther down the road, if you still have time. You never know. You may be mired in edits for an agent by then. ;)

    It feels great, Kelly. Thank you.

    LOL! Krista, I hope you still feel that way when you start reading.

    Thanks, Amy. I doubt I'll have anything exciting to report about myself anyway. Drafts, submissions, publication - they all take time.

    Ah, Ryan, but the the thought that you were just about finished prodded me right along. Thank you. And thanks for inviting me to workshop with you guys next week.

    Thanks, Maile.

    It does, Susan. Thank you!

    Thanks, Chris! I'm looking forward to next week.

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  7. You never cease to amaze me! i love Beaker...so funny!

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting for you to have finished a third one!!! I can't wait to experience that feeling, for now I'll stick with the feeling of finishing my first!

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  9. LOL! The Muppets never get old. Congratulations on getting a third draft done! That is such a great accomplishment, since most people, if they do write a book, never get past the second pass through. So make sure the husband takes you out to celebrate!

    And don't feel like you're tooting your own horn. You're not. You're passing on info that all of us would want to know. If you don't tell us, who will?

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  10. I just realized I've posted this one before, so I'm glad you like it, Em. Most of my followers weren't around for the first one, but you were.

    Thanks for stopping by, Jen. Finishing your first draft is a wonderful feeling.

    This one is going to need a lot more drafts, Jackee, but thanks. And if I didn't tell you guys about my writing, who would I tell?

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  11. What a great place to be!! So happy for you! Have fun revising!

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  12. "You may be mired in edits for an agent by then."

    I sincerely hope so :-) But send me an e-mail whenever you need it, just in case I'm not.

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  13. Thanks, Karen!

    You never know, Adam, but I'll send you an e-mail in a month or so.

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  14. Esther VanderlaanMay 21, 2010 at 3:42 AM

    Congratulations!!

    I never can finish anything.

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  15. Congratulations on finishing the third draft - it's such a fantastic feeling! You need to celebrate!

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  16. YAY! Congrats on the third draft! And thanks for posting one of my favorite Beaker moments. :)

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  17. Esther, I had a really hard time (for years) settling on one story long enough to finish it, and it still needs more work. That's why I write short stories, non-fiction, and poetry; they may take almost as long to get published, but I need the instant gratification of finishing something (even if it never gets published). Try something shorter, or try taking it in chapters. Finish a chapter and then move on to the next one. You can do it.

    Thanks, Susan! I'm celebrating. I have this stack of books I've been dying to read . . .

    You're welcome, Carrie! And thank YOU!

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  18. Yay! That's fantastic, Myrna!! I'm so excited for you! :-)

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  19. Congrats on finishing your draft. I love it when writer's get excited about the important stuff like that. Love the fireworks btw. Where did you get that from?

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  20. Thanks, Shannon!

    I found the fireworks at Photobucket, Stina. They have lots of great pictures.

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  21. Wow, that is so amazingly exciting! Good work! I hope you took a well deserved break after you were done.

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  22. Congrats!

    That video brings me back to my childhood when I watched The Muppet Show.

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  23. Congrats! That has to be a GREAT feeling.

    =)

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  24. Aww...I miss the muppets! Congrats on wrapping up your third draft :)

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  25. That's so awesome!!! Congratulations :) And here I hadn't been reading enough to know you'd made it past the second one. What a great post to get back into blog reading with.

    Congratulations again! This is way exciting, and I hope you've gotten the chance to celebrate.

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  26. congratulations!! That is truly exciting, and thanks for the muppets....a great day all around!

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  27. Holy Comments, Batman! Thanks, everyone. I'm glad you liked the muppets video. I celebrated by reading three books over the weekend. :o)

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  28. Esther VanderlaanJune 1, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    Thanks a lot!!!

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