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I have successfully written a draft of an original fiction novel.

I feel like I should take myself out for cocktails, but sadly, I have no clean clothes and it's Sunday night.

Even if nothing ever comes of it, I feel pretty damn proud of myself.

So, yeah, this is me bragging. I rock.

Now I am going to NOT work on my novel for several months, because I am sick of the damn thing and I hate it. :P

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mymuseandi
Sep. 10th, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
You should take yourself out for cocktails anyway, one of these days, just because :)

Congrats again!
hells_half_acre
Sep. 10th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Maybe I shall! :)

Thanks (again!)
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hells_half_acre
Sep. 10th, 2012 12:10 am (UTC)
\o/

*bows*
mekina
Sep. 10th, 2012 12:14 am (UTC)
Congrats! That's a real achievement! :D I say screw it and take yourself out, you deserve it. X3 If not today, then someday.
hells_half_acre
Sep. 10th, 2012 12:15 am (UTC)
Maybe tomorrow! There's a martini bar not very far from me.

Thanks!
metallidean_grl
Sep. 10th, 2012 12:29 am (UTC)
And you have a right to brag. So brag away. Congratulations! I can understand not wanting to look at it for awhile. Take a break, and then in time you can go back to it and make corrections, etc. I hope you eventually shop it around at some point.
hells_half_acre
Sep. 10th, 2012 12:33 am (UTC)
Thanks!

That's the eventual plan - do another draft that is stronger and better, and then see if I can shop it around.

But yes, in the immediate future, I am just going to take a break - catalogue some S7 Supernatural clothes, maybe rewatch some more Sherlock, maybe write some more fanfiction. But I don't think I'm going to touch my novel again until January. I
metallidean_grl
Sep. 10th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
Ooh, catalog S7 clothes, that will be cool. And Sherlock, still wanting to find some DLs for that, and then talking to a brother tonite, he has Netflix and is going to hook me up to his Netflix account so I can stream some Sherlock. Too excited that I might - FINALLY - be able to watch this one.

And 4 months is a good amount of time to be away from the Novel. Go back to it with fresh eyes and thoughts and you will make it better than ever.
hells_half_acre
Sep. 10th, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
I hope you enjoy Sherlock when you get to watch it! :)

I'm really looking forward to doing the S7 clothes...I just have to wait for the DVDs to come out (and then cross my fingers that my older sister buys them for me for my birthday like usual).
metallidean_grl
Sep. 10th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
DVDs come out in a week. I cannot wait. Here's hoping your sis gets them for you, as in the past.
hells_half_acre
Sep. 10th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, usually they are cheaper in the states, so I send her an email kindly asking her to pick them up for me and I'll pay her back... and then she picks them up for me and just says "don't worry about it - Happy Birthday."

It's a nice little system we have going. ;)
monicawoe
Sep. 10th, 2012 12:57 am (UTC)
Congrats!!
I'm also working on my first novel currently ; ) About 2/3 of the way done with the fist draft. (the first section is actually on its second draft already)
hells_half_acre
Sep. 10th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
Thanks!

Congrats to you too!

I refused to start the second draft until I was done the first - otherwise I just envisioned myself rewriting the beginning at infinitude and never reaching the end.
claudiapriscus
Sep. 10th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
!!!! Awesome!
hells_half_acre
Sep. 10th, 2012 01:16 am (UTC)
:D
borgmama1of5
Sep. 10th, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
Applauding! I'll be looking at it sometime soon!
hells_half_acre
Sep. 10th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
Thanks! I hope it's not too arduous of a read. :)
et_tu_lj
Sep. 10th, 2012 05:39 am (UTC)
Congratulations! That's an amazing accomplishment and you should definitely reward yourself with whatever will make you feel all celebratory, even if it's delayed by a few days.

<3
hells_half_acre
Sep. 10th, 2012 05:41 am (UTC)
Thanks!

I spent $22 on thai food tonight, so that was quite celebratory! I'm also thinking of wrapping my celebrations up with my birthday... as an excuse to spend more on myself on my birthday, really. :P
khek
Sep. 11th, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I hope you did celebrate, although I agree that Sunday night is not the best time to do that. Unless you celebrate by sleeping?

But I hope you do do something special, because it's quite an accomplishment.
hells_half_acre
Sep. 11th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

I ordered in some thai food for dinner - so that was kind of a celebration! ;)

I'm going to a concert tomorrow night too - which I had planned to do before I finished the novel, but still, I'm sure it counts as a celebration as well.
cappy712
Nov. 17th, 2013 05:22 am (UTC)
When you are ready there is a site that I just found that might help you getting the story published (or at least reviewed by publishers)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/spnfanquake/252094411614169/?ref=notif¬if_t=group_activity#!/Luludotcom?hc_location=stream

lulu.com

I hope it helps.....
hells_half_acre
Nov. 17th, 2013 05:40 am (UTC)
Oh cool. Thanks. I'm not sure this novel will ever be fit for publication - but it's good to know about such sites for possibly better novels to come... or if I ever figure out how to solve the problems of this one.
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