That’s what I did. I just got it written!
I am proud to say that yesterday, February 27th, 2012, I finished my first draft. Two days before planned.
Ok fine. Maybe I shouldn’t be that ecstatic because it’s just a first draft and I still have so much work to do. But still. It’s done.
The idea now is not to get too excited. I’ll take a week a off or maybe just a couple of days and then go back to it. And when I do, I will no longer be facing an empty piece of paper or blank screen.
But this time round I also need to be better prepared. I’ve got a list that I made while I was writing. Things that I didn’t totally figure out or didn’t have the patience to deal with. For my second draft I have to deal with those issues as well as major character development which I didn’t properly handle. My work is cut out for me.
I have to say that for all its flaws, I feel like my first draft is really driving me forward. I’m now that much closer to a final draft. Sure, there will be many drafts along the way and this is only the first stop. But I guess that means that anything can happen. Anything.