Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I finished my fairy tale!



Happiest of valentines to myself. I just wrote the last line of my YA fairy tale. 82,300 words ending in tears and laughter.


My little dragon was cheering me on these last few days. I think I wrote about 4k to get to the finish line.


My beta readers will be hearing from me as soon as I make a final sweep and swoop through the book.


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However, I'm still dealing with my mother's health and personal issues, meaning I'm about to go away for a few days again. No Internet at her place, either.


So I'll catch up with you all soon as I can.


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Wheee!

21 comments:

Laraine Eddington said...

So excited for you!

Liza said...

Congratulations! I'm sweeping and swooping right now on my 85K masterpiece. It feels good. Good luck with Mom.

Kriston Johnson said...

That is awesome! And not an easy think to do.

Kriston Johnson said...

oops- I meant, not an easy THING to do. :)

Raven said...

Congrats on finishing! <3

Jan Morrison said...

such a wonderful feeling, finishing!
Now go and spend time with your mum...we'll see you when you get back.xx

Stephanie Thornton said...

Congratulations! Make sure you celebrate--take an extra long walk on the beach or something equally as wonderful!

YAY FOR YOU!

Donna Hole said...

Congrats on finishing. I hope all goes well with your mother.

.......dhole

Linda Kage said...

YAY!!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Congratulations, Tricia. Way to go :)

All the best with your mum. Big (hug).

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on finishing your fairy tale! :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

You guys!!! Thanks for the enthusiasm. I am flying high to have made that finish line.
Liza, we're almost there!
Kriston, that cracked me up. It is not an easy 'think' either. :D

Thank so much for the comments and support. Still rushing back and forth between my life and mom's.

Robyn Campbell said...

Pat! How wonderful to hear you finished. I am thrilled for you. Praying for your mama and you too. That goes without saying. Email me if you need anything. Smooches, my dear pal.

Julie Dao said...

Congratulations!!! That is such wonderful news :) Good for you. Sending good thoughts your way and hoping your mother feels better soon.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh my lovely Robyn and Julie! Thank you for stopping by and the good wishes. :)

Sarah Laurence said...

Congratulations on finishing! The word count sounds on target too for your genre. Good luck with your mom.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Congratulations! I'll be sending you and your mother good thoughts.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Congratulations! I'll be sending you and your mother good thoughts.

Faith Pray said...

Hurrah, Pat! Here's to finishing long-loves and long-labors! I just finished my middle grade fantasy manuscript this week, too. I feel like dancing on the roof. Where do you pick up or become beta readers, out of curiosity? I've sent my manuscript to the fam (my usual "readers") before the final spit and polish, but I've been wondering about how to find writer/readers to give feedback.
Here's to peace and special energy for your mom - and you.

Bish Denham said...

YEAH!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Sarah, Suzanne, Faith and Bish, thank you all so much for the good wishes. I'm still shuttling back-and-forth to mother's, but I'm in edit mode, too. Getting there!