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Meredith
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I just typed THE END at the bottom of first draft of THE BARD'S GIFT.

*Happy Dance*

TBG is my ninth completed novel. Admittedly, the first three aren't going anywhere. Number four was e-published. Number five needs another revision. Number six is currently being queried. Number 7 needs to be rethought. And both number eight and nine are only first drafts, so far.

One of these is going to pay off eventually. [Smile]

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Owasm
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Good for you, Meredith. It's a wonderful feeling, until you realize that the draft is just the start!

Everything I've read talks about practice, practice, practice and completed drafts of novels are the best practice I know of.

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Osiris
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Amazing, Meredith. I consider finishing one novel an accomplishment, let alone nine. Congrats!
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Congrats. I can barely make it through one without trouble.
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Tiergan
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Congrats.
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Heresy
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Congrats!
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Grumpy old guy
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And I add mine to everyone else's congratulations. Now I just have to finish one... whithout suffering enormous amounts of angst over whether it should be leant or leaned.

Just kiddin'

Phil

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Robert Nowall
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Nothing's more fun about beginning something than being able to bring it to an end...
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I'm sure you're time to be published and on a shelf in a bookstore isn't all that far away... not with all the nibbles you've gotten. It's gonna come. I just feel it.

Congratulations on your ninth. Keep up the good work [Wink] .

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Crank
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Didn't I just say something nice about this on your Facebook page?!

[Big Grin]

Congrats!

S!

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lizluka
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Congratulations:)
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Belated congratulations. I somehow doubt I will ever finish my first one. I consider myself doing well if I finish a short story. My hat's off to you.
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