Finished! Champagne! Confetti! Squee!

Yahoo!

I've finished! I've finally, finally, got a clean, no square brackets, no highlights, all linking scenes in place, copy of Out of the Water.

Bring on the strawberries and dark chocolate!

Because, you know, I'm going to need it. Now the real editing starts. The word choice editing. The tone and theme and imagery editing. The character arcs and motivations and possible subplots editing.


Let me just pop another cork first...

Comments

wordsbydesign said…
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I LOVE CELEBRATIONS AND YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE DEFINITELY CHAMPAGNE AND CONFETTI WORTHY! GREAT JOB!
wosushi said…
Congrats!!!! Take the time to celebrate your grand accomplishment before heading to the next part :)
jamilajamison said…
Yaaaaaaay, this is FANTASTIC news, and I am SO excited for you. Savor the accomplishment!
Jillybean said…
OHHHH YEEEEAHHHH!

Congratulations!!!

This calls for a party! (You should announce this on the forum - folks there will be thrilled!)

So happy for you!
Zan Marie said…
Oh wow!!!! Congratulations, confetti, and champagne!!! Dark chocolate and roses! You're a star, Deniz! ; )
Prill said…
But the Real editing is the fun part.

Congratulations on finishing your first draft.

Prill
Well done you! Very envious!
Well done you! Very envious!
Jenny Maloney said…
Hip Hip Hooray! Definite celebration time!
Wendy Jane said…
Good job! Congrats! Enjoy those strawberries, you've earned them!
Nadja Notariani said…
Deniz,

Congratulations! Pop the cork on that bottle of celebratory cheer and indulge in that chocolate (dark of course)! Glad to hear you've crossed another line in your progress.
~ Nadja
S.P. Bowers said…
Woohoo! Party hats and cookies! Congrats, enjoy the moment.
Trisha said…
That's AMAZING Deniz! Congratulations! I can't even imagine being at that point. My novel seems so far off that right now, and I'm working on draft #5!!
Vicki Tremper said…
Yay! Congrats! I finished Sophie (finished the word choice editing and repetitive word editings, etc.) yesterday and sent it out to my betas. So exciting to accomplish something this big, right?

Good luck with your editing!
Nas Dean said…
WooHoo! Congratulations! You rock, girl!
Naina Gupta said…
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Tia Bach said…
Congrats, and good luck with the editing. I so agree, it's where the hard work really begins. But, it's also where the book comes to life even more.
Talli Roland said…
Whoop whoop WHOOOPPPPP! You've worked so hard - you deserve a celebration!
Claudia Lefeve said…
Congrats!!! I may just celebrate right along with you on my couch with some chocolate and champagne :)
alberta ross said…
go on pop lots of corks!!and eat the chocolate - well done

best of luck with editing
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks everyone! I'm gearing up to start the next round of edits this Saturday. I do hope I don't cringe right from the first page...
Michelle Fayard said…
Congratulations! I am so happy for you, Deniz.
JoAnn Murphey said…
Yeaaaaaaaaaa! Yipeeeeeeeee! WTG!!!!!!!!!! Now the real fun begins!
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Medeia Sharif said…
Congratulations. I hope you've had your fill of strawberries and chocolate.
Tessa Conte said…
CONGRATULATIONS!

*chinks glasses with you and steals a strawberry*
YaY! Congratulations! : )
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks all! And I just revamped Chapter 1 *again* too.
Champagne and strawberries for everyone!

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