First completed First draft

Hooray! The first draft of a novel is completed.

Ripple Poetry

I stand tall.   I call out – ‘finished the first full draft’ to family, to social media,  to the universe.

1.What does it feel like?

A shape from a plan has become characters engaged with challenges that mean something to them and to me in world on a page, and now that it is there I can shape it more through the editing process.

2. How did I arrive here?

By not once giving up, by not panicking when I needed thinking,  and day dreaming breaks for things that didn’t feel quite right, or needed more research,  more daydreaming and work.

By preparing better before beginning and having excellent mentoring from Share Your Story in that process.

By using all the skills built up over years from courses, studies, conferences, university and life.

By pushing through the pain barrier when writing seemed tough, but having a rest when I felt…

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