May 5th, 2016 – First draft complete.

It took me one year, eight months, and 106,342 words to get it all done. I think I’m still in shock that I’ve actually completed it. Writing this story has been quite the journey and there were times I wondered if  I’d ever finish it.

But I did . I fucking finished it!

If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison. 

This was the quote that inspired me to write this particular story. I’d been avoiding writing in the fantasy genre – despite it being my favourite genre to read. Instead I wrote a crime book, a romance, and a sci-fi story. Then one day, while  looking up writing quotes I stumbled upon this particular gem.

Two weeks later, I’d started ‘Flame in the Wind’ book one of four in my fantasy series.

Finishing a book is just the first rung on a very long ladder of things that need to get done before publication. With excitement and anticipation, I’m looking forward to the climb.

4 thoughts on “THE BOOK IS FINISHED!

  1. Congratulations, Sam! You must feel so wonderful right now. Enjoy this feeling, bask in it, celebrate it, for finishing a draft is a meaningful accomplishment.

    1. THANK YOU!

      Honestly, I’m still in shock, I’ve yet to celebrate lol. I’m going to let it sit for three weeks, then go back over it with fresh eyes and begin my editing.

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