Fourth manuscript “finished”!

Just a quick update to say I’ve finished the first draft of my fourth manuscript. This one’s a young adult fantasy novel, and it’s been a lot of fun to write. I already know I need to make some pretty big changes before I try to sell it to anyone—basically, I need to spruce up the setting and organise scenes/events better—but I love the characters and their journeys.

I’d like to say I look forward to the rewrite but I totally don’t. I’m going to have to be so organised… there will be lists… ugh, no, I can’t think about this just now or my rough-draft-finished euphoria will straight up vanish. Suffice to say I’ve got plenty left to do when I come back to this draft in a month or two.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for something to celebrate, I offer up this occasion gladly.

5 thoughts on “Fourth manuscript “finished”!

    1. Gavin, I won’t stand for you “taking the mickey” out of my “finished” draft. You’re meant to be “supportive”!

  1. Well done Valerie !! we’re celebrating for you… and looking forward to a read of any draft you are willing to send…

    PS… your mum’s icon is hilarious … and such a good likeness 🙂


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