It just hit me. One year ago, today, I finished the first draft of Faking It!
To be honest, I didn't remember the date. I'm as bad as any husband on that matter. But it occurred to me that it was around this time last year that I was wailing like Joan Wilder -- excited, scared, and completely dumbstruck by the idea of taking The. Next. Step.
I didn't have a blog or livejournal back then...but thank God I was very faithful to my writing journal. At least about the big things. I dug it out and YUP -- Sept. 7, 2006, this is what I wrote:
I've done it! I've finished my very first book.
I'm overwhelmed, teary-eyed and excited! And scared!
The thought of finishing without succeeding in publication has been in my thoughts a lot lately. But deep down I believe this book is good and will be on the shelves someday...
On to Phase 2 -- The Query. Oh, and let's not forget edits! (g)
Heh, lil' blast from the past there.
I'm almost speechless by the fact I sent my first query out barely a month later. My hutzpah surprises even me. (VBG)
Wow, what a year!