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What a wonderful feeling

Done!

Okay, not completely done, but done all the big stuff. I just finished my revisions on the last chapter of GIVING UP THE GHOST. While there is at least one read-through to come before I'm completely done, that will just be minor tweaking and adjusting.

Oh, such a relief! I love 'The end'. ;)

For anyone interested, the word count has decreased--from 72,000 words pre-this-revision to 63,000 now. Much was chopped, and the story is better for it.

Now I take a break (which means, start poking at THE HALFWAY HERO again--the muse does not understand this concept of "break"), and then come back to the manuscript in a few days and do that read-through. And if all is well, I will sent it off, and buy myself Rock Band to celebrate!

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tamarak
Apr. 30th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Such a great feeling!

To you I herkie!
seaheidi
Apr. 30th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Megan!

Awesome. I hope the next round is just minor tweaking...

megancrewe
May. 1st, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Me too! :D
eclectic_writer
Apr. 30th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
wow!! Congrats on the accomplishment!!! So awesome!
neeshadm
Apr. 30th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Congrats, Megan!! What a weight off! And, wow, 9K words!!
megancrewe
May. 1st, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
I know! This is what happens when you take out an entire subplot. ;)
elmarshall
Apr. 30th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Yay. Wonderful feeling, indeed :)
lisa_schroeder
Apr. 30th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
Hip Hip HOORAY!!! I finished yesterday, and sent it off to my editor for another read-through. I'm guessing I'll have a bit more tweaking, but what a relief to have the big stuff DONE!
megancrewe
May. 1st, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
It is! Tweaking I can always handle; it's the big stuff I stress about. :)
fandoria
May. 1st, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
Woohoo! What an accomplishment. You definitely deserve to reward yourself.
latteya
May. 1st, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
I'm so envious of you writers who actually have so many words they have to cut! I'm hoping one day to have that affliction...
megancrewe
May. 1st, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
Heh, I don't start out that way! I always underwrite in my first draft, and then spend a whole lot of time fleshing things out to my critiquers' satisfaction. :P
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Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014


The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012


The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013


The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014


Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014


Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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