I've Finished Editing! and ROW80 Round Four

Woo hoo! Round Four of A Round of Words in 80 Days is here!

And my goal is very very simple: query the novel!

Yes! I finished the penultimate round of edits of Out of the Water last night!


On to betas today, and time to begin polishing up the query letter drafts. Thank you Nathan Bransford for all that query writing advice.

October also means a new literary resolution. I picked up the original list from Theresa Milstein. October is another reading month: "Read a best-selling mystery. What can you learn from a well-paced page turner?"

Finally, an excuse to read a couple more Cat Who... books. Lots to learn from those, about pacing, subtle romance and she-makes-it-look-effortless characterisation.


Don't forget - there's going to be a 24 hour Rock the Row party on Wednesday for:

All the participants who just finished Round 3 of ROW80;
Anyone who plans to post their goals and dive into Round 4; and
Everyone who supported the ROW80 writers throughout the year.

I'm not on Twitter, so will be participating on Google+, Facebook and through blogs. For the rest of you, just use the #ROW80 hashtag. There'll be competitions and prizes!

And now, back to my I've-finished-editing celebration (in between all the other stuff I have to do that I've been putting off, including writing a haiku (more on that to come) and panicking at having to write a query)!

Comments

Zan Marie said…
Whooo Hoooo! Deniz, you've arrived! Confetti, champaign, and chocolate for you!
Julie Dao said…
YAY!!! Congrats on wrapping up editing! I hope I throw a similar celebration for myself sometime soon!
raelynbarclay said…
:throws confetti:

Congrats on getting those edits done!
Nadja Notariani said…
Congratulations, Deniz! Enjoy a 'high-ball' to celebrate (that's what my parents called an evening cocktail...don't know if anyone else did, but I still like the sound of that. High-ball...lol) ~ Nadja
Linda G. said…
Oh, such cute kitty pics! And congrats on finishing your editing. :)
Michelle Fayard said…
Deniz, I see we have two more things in common ... we're both just starting the query process for our respective novels and are crazy about the Cat Who ... series. :) Congratulations on completing those edits!
Trisha said…
You're not on Twitter?!?!?! It's so rare to find that nowadays... hehe. I'm on it but don't really 'get' it...at all. Anyway, congrats (again) on your edits being done!! Good luck with the next stage! Woo!
Wendy Jane said…
Congrats on the edits. And what an awesome goal for Row80. Very exciting!
Melissa Bradley said…
Yay you!!! Finishing the edits is such a place of relief and accomplishment. I wish you all the very best on your story and on the query process.
Nas Dean said…
Congratulations for all you've accomplished!

Wish you all the best!
Anne Gallagher said…
YAY! for the finished editing! Congratulations and chocolate to you!!!!
Vicki Tremper said…
Congrats! I just finished a new draft of Sophie, so I'm celebrating along with you. I love the Cat Who... books, so enjoy!
Aven said…
Congratulations! Sending virtual champagne (or whisky) your way! I'm ecstatic for you.
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks everyone for all the good wishes! It helps me feel like I've actually accomplished something, instead of leaping straight in to the next phase.

Now to read some Cat Who... and drink some whisky and have some chocolate and...
How can you not smile when looking at those cat pictures??

Best of luck on your ROW80 goals! When I did ROW80 in spring, it was WONDERFUL! It doesn't quite fit for me this round, but I know you'll do great!
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks so much Susan!
This post was a great excuse to have some kitty cat photos :-)
Michelle Fayard said…
No pressure or anything, but I'd love to know how your querying process is going. I'm rooting for you!
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks Michelle! Just waiting for word from a couple of beta readers...

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