Monday, June 30, 2008

Pencils, Down!

Or should I say, Fingertips, Off!
That's right - I put the finishes touches on the final chapter of my book this past weekend. After a year of talking about writing a book, and another year of actually applying myself, I've completed the first draft of "Despite Lupus: Living Well with a Chronic Illness." I'm sure much of what I've written will get slashed with a big red pen once it goes to an editor, but I'm feeling pretty good about it right now.

The goal I set last summer was to finish it sometime in the month of June 2008 - and I can proudly say I made it! I worked somewhere in the neighborhood of 8-10 hours a week on it...some weeks more, some weeks not at all. I still have a handful of stories, examples, and quotes that I never used, but they may come in handy once the rewrites begin. For now, I'm going to bask in the glory of my completion. If you need me, don't look for me in front of the laptop. I'm taking a break!

And if any first-time authors have any advice as to whether or not I should self-publish or seek out an agent in order to sign on with a publishing company, I welcome your input.

4 comments:

Mom said...

Bun's paternal grandmother is very proud of her wonderful daughter-in-law!

Sara Gorman said...

Thanks for all of the encouragement along the way!!! I couldn't have done it without all of the cheers to keep going. :)

It's Always Sunny in Portland said...

amazing amazing amazing!!! can i pre order?!?
just getting caught up on your blog. love it!!
winter can't wait for bun to arrive! have fun at the shore, stay cool and shaded!

Sara Gorman said...

Ooohh...pre-orders. Now there's a concept. Can I charge for them? :)

Have a great holiday and hope Winter enjoys his first round of fireworks. I'll tell Darwin not to be too scared - if Baby W can make it through, so can he.