Monday, December 17, 2007

Done it!

I've just written the last words of the first draft of The Gene Pool!

I can't quite believe it.
This book has taken double the length of time of any of its 4 predecessors and has caused me more angst than all the others put together.

Is it any good?
To be honest, I don't know yet.
But at least I now have something to print out and work on in order to trim any excess fat and add garnish and flavour as necessary and come up with a finished manuscript.

I'm excited.
And triumphant.
Excuse me while I go off and dance around my laptop ...

16 comments:

Minx said...

Yip yip! Smartypants. If the others are anything to go by then we are in for a treat! Way to go, Alper! Yip, yip hooray!

Verilion said...

I hope you're having a glass of champagne while you dance too! Congratulations Debi.

crimeficreader said...

Congrats Debi!

Shameless said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! Well done, Debi. You are right to dance. What a great feeling, eh? Cool. :-)

gregra&gar said...

Must feel fulfilling — now the perfect block of wood, grain all stacked and aligned waitin' fer a whittlin'with yer sharpest knife. Keeps on getting better - I admire you.

Merc said...

Good on ya, Debi!

Debi said...

Thank you all. It's lovely to have something good to share with you and to travel this part of the road together.

That's the thing about the blogosphere - we share our adversities, but we can also share our triumphs.

Spread the light!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Well done - you rock!

pundy said...

Well done, Debi - I bet it is good too. Now, what happens next? Do you show it to anyone, or do you just get on and do the re-writes?

Debi said...

Zinnia - I sometimes feel more like I pebble, but thanks, m'dear.

Pundy - I'll do the edit myself before sending it to my agent. Meanwhile I'll continue to read extracts at my wonderful writing group.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Wooohooooo! Yahoooooo! Yipppeeeeeee!

Well done, Debi! Way to go, girl!
Yeah! So very chuffed for you!

Debi said...

Blown away as ever by the responses of my lovely blogmates.

I realise it's been a very very long time since I had anything really positive to share with you on the lit front. Feels very good ...

Marie said...

Well done!

Debi said...

Doh! How dumb am I? (Rhetorical question - no need to answer.)

It's taken an email from Joan to point out the connection between this sudden creative surge and the Empress.

Meloney Lemon said...

Many congrats. What a great way to end the year. And yes, of course the cards!!!!

Debi said...

The cards were always on the cards, dear Mel. I just hadn't noticed ...