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First Draft is Finished!!!!!

Wow. I can’t believe it. I’ve just finished my first draft of my paranormal YA!!!!! I’ve been closeted up for the last two months working on it. Drinking too much coffee and eating too much chocolate. But it’s good and it feels fabulous to have the draft there.

It came out as 68,000 words but there are parts that I’ll need to go back and add and some scenes I’d like to expand—like the final fight scene!

Sure, it’s a bare skeleton but it’s something to work from. So to celebrate, Luke and I made chocolate cake.

And we made enough for you too! It’s yummy and very chocolaty. Have a piece!

24 Responses to First Draft is Finished!!!!!

  1. Kim Kasch says:

    I have a Luke too! And I love chocolate cake.

    Congrats on getting your first draft done.

  2. Congrats! That’s quite an accomplishment; the chocolate cake looks super yummy. Looks like Luke enjoyed it for everyone! 🙂

  3. Lenore says:

    Thanks for the cake! Thrilled that you finished your first draft too.

  4. PJ Hoover says:

    Congratulations! That is huge! And I’ll take you up on that cake offer!

  5. beth says:

    Oh, yay! COGNRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you!

  6. MF says:

    congratulations and enjoy that cake!

  7. Amber Lough says:

    Yay! Congratulations! (From the BB)

  8. Kelly says:

    Now that cake looks moist and delicious! YUM!
    Congrats on finishing your draft! You must feel so accomplished and relieved!

  9. Thanks so much for popping by! You need to celebrate the little things in life don’t you?

  10. Stacy Nyikos says:

    I saw your blog on Ello’s and had to follow. I LOVE CHOCOLATE. This may actually be more temptation than I can take, but I’m willing to rise up to the challenge. Congrats on finishing the rough draft. That’s awesome!!

  11. Brenda says:

    Congrats on getting your first draft done…hugs…

    What a cutie pie Luke is…and I’ll be right over for some of that cake…grin…

  12. C.R. Evers says:

    YaY! Congratulations! Getting the full 1st draft out is always a huge reason to celebrate!

    Thnx for the cake! It’s yummmylicious!


  13. This is such great news! And dang that cake looks yummy!

  14. Congrats! And thanks for the cake. I went outside, and there was some on my doorstep. Did you do that? 😉

  15. Nandini says:

    Christina, Congratulations!!! You’re so right about celebrating special milestones like this, and this is a BIG one. HURRAH for you!!! And thanks for the cake. If the chocolate got you through the 1st draft I need to get me some! Nom nom nom …

  16. Thanks for the cake! Congratulations on finishing your first draft. Enjoy your revision time. BTW… there’s no such thing as too much chocolate!

  17. CJ Raymer says:

    Congrats! What a feeling. So happy for you.

    I LOVE chocolate cake! XOXO

  18. cindy says:

    that cake looks divine! and CONGRATS! what a feeling and accomplishment!!

  19. Ello says:

    That’s awesome! What a fabulous feeling! I know I finally finished my revisions after crit group comments, and I am so relieved I actually didn’t know what to do with myself. Now I am finishing off yours now!!

  20. Rena says:

    Congrats on finishing the first draft. That’s awesome!

  21. Wow! Thanks again all. It’s such a relief to get it finished but I must have pushed myself too hard because right after that I got sick!

    So glad you liked the cake. nothing like chocolate. 🙂

  22. I just now saw this–doesn’t it feel great to be done and have a working draft? Congratulations!

  23. Marcia says:

    Ooh, that piece on the plate looks soooo moist.

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