Friday, June 10, 2011


I have HUGE NEWS! If you follow me on twitter, you already know. But for those of you who don't, I still want you to be in the loop.

*throws confetti*

I wasn't expecting it to end here. Those of you who have seen my word count tracker, you know I wanted to write a lot more. But it just felt right. It was the place.

So does this mean you can go buy my book tomorrow, or even next week? Sadly no. There will be massive amounts of editing, but like I said in my meme I'm just taking in the view for a little while.

I'm actually going to step away from the book for about two weeks. This is so I can go back with fresh eyes and find the true story behind all my words.

What will I be doing in that time? Editing some books for friends, writing short stories, and possibly even holding a contest*! I am so excited for the future. I feel like good things are on the way!

*more details to come


Kara Lennox said...

Congratulations! Excellent idea to let the book rest for a bit. A fresh eye will do wonders.

Melanie said...

Jen, I'm stunned and speechless! I feel like I've been on this journey with you and WOW! This is big! Congrats! I'm so excited for you.

How do you get into editing somebody's work? That sounds fun!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! That's a wonderful accomplishment. And good for you for stepping away! Very smart. I was never very good at doing that, but every time I manage it, I'm surprised at how much I find to improve.

Lee said...

Congratulations! That is huge.

Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing the love! What you said is so true, I have this sense of incompletion.

Enjoy your time resting your book.

Take care, Lee

Sarah said...

Nicely done, Jennie! I always find ideas on the piece I've set aside come while working on new (or old) things. When I come back to it, it's invigorating. Good luck!

Joross Barredo said...

Congrats Jen for finishing your First Draft!!! :D

ali cross said...

Congratulations!!! Taking a break is the perfect thing for you to do! Enjoy it!

Ava Jae said...

I already threw a mini-party with you on Twitter, but I'll say it here anyway.


Taylorm1984 said...

YAY for you!! I'm sure it feels sooo good!

TL Conway said...

Congrats! It's such a great feeling, isn't it? Remember how good this feels because there are days ahead during the 2nd draft process when you think, "What kind of @#$( is this?"

Trust me, it's better than you think. But for now, ENJOY BEING DONE!

Blue Skies said...

Congrats Jen! I am so proud of you! What an accomplishment!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

What a great accomplishment!
Congratulations and good luck with the editing!