So after three long years I've finally accomplished the one thing I kept telling myself I'd do and that's complete TEMPTED (Book 2 of The Jackson J Tales).
Finally. Finally the first draft is done.
It's so difficult to express what I'm feeling at this moment. I'm in a kaleidoscope of emotions.
The final scene flowed out on paper like ink and I'd managed to build up enough tension of the events until before I knew it, I'd written the final word and finalised it with a full stop.
Then I simply stared at my computer screen like "Oh my god...I've finally done it."
Well...it went from that to utter excitement, relief, happiness, accomplishment and more at what I'd achieved after so long to creeping anxiousness. Thoughts like "Oh my god...I submit this to my editor in a week's time. What if it's complete rubbish? What if what I've written has been a hallucination of what I've believed to be a good story but is realistically cow dung?" Trust me...being a writer isn't luxury. You make yourself insane with doubts.
But no! It's done now! All that's left is for me to read through and check that I haven't made any embarrassing typos or completely missed a scene I thought I'd written only for it to be non-existent. Then I'll submit and celebrate then wonder what I should do for the rest of the month I'm waiting for the revision.
My editor said I should relax, take some down time. But the truth is, I know I'll be crapping myself while I wait for her revision. It takes me back to my essay days. But you know what? I'm prepared for her critique. I never had the guidance of an editor 3 years ago when I wrote ORIGIN and after working with one editor for a year and now a fresh one, I can say I'm all go for their years of experienced guidance.
And I'm lucky as hell. To be acquainted with two lovely editors from Harlequin Mills & Boon & HarperCollins is a massive deal for me. It's a dream come true. The support is unrivalled and treasured by me and I thank God I met them.
So yeah...that's me. I guess now I'll binge-watch Arrow or Grimm or whatever show I've shamelessly missed out on. I'll meet up with friends (like real living, breathing friends and not the imaginary characters who have kept me occupied for like forever). I'll maybe treat myself to something nice...oh and then there's Comic Con at the end of May so that should be a real fun weekend for me *stares at my steampunk hat*
Anyhow, I thought I'd update on things as I don't often do but hopefully I'll be able to get some quotes out there soon! Thanks for the ongoing support from friends and the likes/follows. I appreciate it as ever!
Bye for now!