Monday, May 16, 2011

124 pages and 50,000 words

Today I printed off the first draft of the manuscript.  There is plenty to do because I need to go through all 124 pages with a red pen while peering over my glasses with a sour disapproving look on my face.  I just probably wear a lacy polyester blouse and pencil skirt with nylons and orthopedic shoes and put my hair into a bun while I edit.

I still have a few more stories to insert of some importance and some rearranging, but the 2nd draft of the manuscript will be much tighter and ready to submit to any and all publishers/book agents that request it.

I have also put together my publishing packet and will start to email it to publishers this week.

Here's to hoping that this doesn't take forever.


  1. Ooooooooohhhhhhh! Good luck!

    I just met a local author and I read his novel. He told me it took awhile to get the story published, but it was worth the wait. This guy also belongs to a writers group and he said the critiques the group gave him were priceless.

  2. Awesome! I can't wait until it's finished. I will buy it as soon as it's available...

    That has got to feel great being mostly finished!

    Are you going to have any type of picture on the cover? You in nylons, a skirt and your hair in a bun would be perfect! hehe