Yep. I really did.
Well, as finished as it can be for now.
Turns out the “butt in the chair” method actually works. Writing an hour (at least) every day. Making it a priority. Duh. I knew that, but I wasn’t doing that. Until this last year.
And I finished my book. I lost count of the number of drafts between major and minor revisions and slashing 25,000 words. Yes, that many. Apparently I’m wordy.
It’s the second book I’ve completed. The umpteenth I’ve began.
The best part: I’m really proud of it. Really, really proud. I had a great time writing it and I’m excited to share it with people. The feedback I’ve gotten, and not just from my mom, is really encouraging.
So I’m on to the next step: Querying agents. It’s a daunting process full of rejection, but I’m trying.
And I’m starting a new book, too. Totally different one, but same genre: Young Adult.