Happy Dance Time!

Friday, April 29, 2011

That's right! I have completed the first draft of Mortal Obligation!  I know, it's been a long time coming and I still have a lot of work to do. Editing, revisions, cover art... PANIC! But first, I am just going to enjoy the fact that I accomplished one BIG step. Really, the most important step. You can't have a book without a rough draft. On Wednesday my husband came home from work, took one look at my face handed me the laptop and kicked my butt out the door. I was so close to being finished, but the baby was not willing to share me with the computer and I didn't get to work on it. Once I was alone with no distractions I managed to write  almost 5,000 words in four hours. By Thursday morning I was down to one scene and I could barely believe it. WOOHOO! It was exciting and sad all at the same time. I was finally finished. The story that had been living in my head for years was out... typed into the computer and soon to be printed on paper.

Today, I will print out the rough draft so that I can read through it and make notes. Doing that part in long hand will help me to keep track of my changes and additions. But, for today I am going to enjoy the fact that I finished the rough draft of Mortal Obligation. And clean the house, because it was neglected the last few days as I scrambled towards the finish line.

To celebrate, I thought I would resurrect a video that always makes me laugh...

Feel free to join in on my happy dance at any point!


  1. Congratulations! Enjoy the moment--it's a great feeling!


  2. Woot woot! I'm so proud of and happy for you Nichole. I know when I realized I was done with Natural Selection I didn't know what to feel. I literally sat staring at the computer screen for a couple minutes like, "Wait, what?" You earned your happy dance. Take a well deserved break, maybe work on something else before diving back in. It really did help me...

  3. Whoo Hoo!!!! You deserve your happy dance Nichole!!! What an awesome accomplishment to be able to say "I'm done"! Yes you do have the final revisions, but that's cake now that you've conquered the biggest task! :D props to your Hubby for being so supportive! Cheering for you!

  4. Yaaaayyy!! *begins the happy dance* Go Nichole! You did it, this is fantastic. What a big accomplishment, you should be proud! I can't wait to read it.


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