Saturday, February 26, 2011

Here at The End

Yesterday, I wrote ‘The End’ at—where else?—the end of a manuscript. I don’t usually write that when I finish something, but this one seemed to deserve the honor. To lay the groundwork, this manuscript has been the bane of my existence for the last two years. I actually reached the end of a rough draft nearly a year and a half ago, but there has been a lot of blood spilled in the rewrites (both on and off the paper). I considered writing other things at the bottom of the page as I went—things like Die You Monstrosity or I Give Up—but with a lot of support from my family and writing friends, I persevered.

I know it’s not really the end. There’ll be more rewrites, fine-tuning and tweaking once it gets back from the reviewers. Then start the query letters.

Here’s the really strange thing: On the way to The End I found out I kind of like this wounded woman who is the main character. I want to know if she and the keeper of a man she found actually make it.

Who knows? There might be another book in there. Maybe it’s not The End after all…

8 comments:

J Q Rose said...

Hi Theresa, Congrats on reaching "the end." Your struggle will turn into victory I am sure. Best wishes!!

Theresa Grant said...

Hey JQ! Thanks for stopping by and your well wishes!

Cheryl said...

Yeah, Theresa! Congratulations! It's tough reaching the end. You either are reluctant to see your characters go, or you want them to die in a fiery bus crash.

chocoaddict said...

Good for you, Theresa! Have fun with your edits, the queries, and all the other work coming up. I plan to be right behind you.

Patty

Jennifer Armintrout said...

Good job!

Joselyn Vaughn said...

Congrats! Now send it out!!

Simone Anderson said...

Congratulations in finishing!!

Bronwyn Green said...

Congrats Theresa! Just when you think it's over... ;)