Monday, June 25, 2012

Book in a Month Pt 19: Finishing a Book in a Month

"Celebrate every writing success and never lose your sense of wonder about each opportunity."

Wishing on Daisies is finished!! (the rough draft anyways)

Yeah! Woo Hoo! Alright. 20,000 words in 30 days.

My hope for writing a book in a month was to see if I could actually do it, and yayzers I did!

The weirdest thing about writing the ending is that I realized the story doesn't need a mermaid in it at all. It has plenty of emotional impact without it. I even found a few ways to include some daisies at the beginning and the end to tie-in with the title. Ahh, what stories can put you through!

Even though this month was the busiest for me in a long time I was able to write as much as I have ever written before. I wrote on my lunch breaks at work, on weeknights (the hardest), and on weekends. I think making it happen, making it a priority helps. Accountability is key. Saying I was going to do this on my blog put the fire under my butt, and having friends who were supportive really helped too. Special thanks to Laura from Stranger than Writing for always checking in on me.

So, there you have it. A book in a month. I hope that this project has been inspirational, if you are thinking of trying to write a Book in a Month I'd say go for it. Try it!

Where do I go from here? I made a few notes, and got my manuscript in good enough shape for the next stage. The Rewrite.. dun dun dun...for now, though I'm shelving it.

Thanks to everyone for your support! Stay Tuned for the Recap.


  1. Congratulations! I am so proud of everyone who has finished CampNaNo! I am way behind, and I doubt I'll make it now, but I will keep plugging away at it and see where I get to by the end of the month!

  2. Good job! I just finished my current WIP this weekend. It feels great.

  3. Good for you! Now while you let that one it again! :)

  4. Way to go!
    Sometimes it takes writing a book to find out what it really needs ;)
    Can't wait till you rewrite it and I can read/critique it ;)

  5. Huuuuuuge accomplishment! Andrea, soooo proud of you. :D

  6. Congratulations! That's so exciting! I'm happy for you :)

  7. Oh, good for you Andrea! Sure feels good doesn't it?

    It's smart to put it away for awhile before tackling the edits.


  8. Woo-hoo! Congratulations! It's good to shelf a project for a bit and come back to it refreshed. It's awesome how stories can take you on such rides. :)

  9. Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment :)

  10. Thanks everyone, you guys are awesome!!



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