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James McArthur from Potato is reading a book July 20, 2012 - 12:06am

Well, the novel I posted about when I introduced myself is finished, at least the first draft is. Now I can start revising, finidng a title I like, and then hopefully I can move on to getting it published. Woot.

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Hector Acosta from Dallas is reading Fletch July 20, 2012 - 3:33am

Congrats. Now post your first chapter in the writer's workshop so we can tell you what's wrong with it!

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz July 20, 2012 - 5:32am

^^^^ What he said

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Fylh from from from is reading is from is reading is reading is reading reading is reading July 20, 2012 - 6:31am

Your first draft is ready? Now it is time to write the book itself. Good luck; carry daggers with you in case the minions of Lord Giveup are sent to hound you.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt July 20, 2012 - 7:44am

Congrats! Best of luck to you on future revisions.

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne July 20, 2012 - 11:23am

Good job! But yeah, like Fylh said, now is the real journey. Enjoy it! And don't quit.

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Andrez Bergen from Melbourne, Australia + Tokyo, Japan is reading 'The Spirit' by Will Eisner July 22, 2012 - 4:39am

Ha Ha Ha - like the guys are warning you... yep, it can still be quite the journey from here - or not, depending how happy you are with the first run-through. My first novel went through years or re-writes, but second was only a few months. Good luck regardless, and congrats - you deserve to slap yourself on the back for getting this far! Well done.

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James McArthur from Potato is reading a book July 22, 2012 - 12:11pm

I've sent the first draft to me editor and I've been editing it was well since I finished. I'm also working bit by bit on the second book in the trilogy (maybe series, depending on whether or not I kill off the main character)  but I won't really get to work on it until I'm completely satisfied with the first book.