Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I did it—it’s done— Finito!!!


The book, Lovable Christmas Angel, has been written. I added the most wonderful two words just moments ago. THE END!

I know I my deadline was yesterday.  I tried so hard to get it finished. I could have cheated, and no one would have known the difference…except me. And when you think about it, I guess I’m really the only one who’s affected, aren’t I? No one else really cares if it’s done on one day or the other. Mind you, I know you’re all happy for me that I did complete it. And it does feel great to share.

I’ll admit the truth about why it took one more day. There was a chapter missing. I knew the story floundered near the end, and I had no idea why. I went to bed fretting about it and woke up in the middle of the night with my characters all bopping around in my head trying to get my attention.
Turns out, I hadn’t logically structured my child character to act the way I wanted him too. He needed to be in a special place at a specific time, and I’d just plopped him there without any prearranged buildup.

Ahhh! As soon as I rethought what I’d done, it came to me that I drastically needed one more scene. So…I’m sorry I’m late, but I’m glad also. Because it’s the perfect passage which has made the story that much better— stronger, and more beautiful.
The final, unedited word count was 40,014. And just so you won't worry, I am still married. Hubby hasn't divored me because of abondoning him and most of my household chores for 18 ...very hectic days :-)


  1. Thank you Adele...my next blog will be about the editing I now have to face...sigh!!lol