Thursday, September 20, 2012

Finis ... for now

Sometimes novel revisions look like this, especially when you're doing in-depth revisions. Sometimes I shave off too much. There are pieces that seem out of place, the transitions get all messed up when adding new scenes or deleting others. You don't really want to go out in public.

I don't know about you, but it takes time to re-vision and re-write so that the manuscript looks like this ... and of course, the hard work (just do it).

Well, after several years, and with much help from my furry friends, I am finally ready to submit my first novel manuscript!

It is not the first novel I've written ... 

Here's the stash of papers from the various revisions. I tried to save paper, but I guess I'll just have to plant a tree ... a tea bush will be more likely.

Ummm, I am not only the cook, housekeeper, writer, and teacher, but the family hair-cut-giver. This little *accident* happened on my husband's watch ... for which I'm eternally grateful. It came pretty soon after the hack-job I did on my daughter's head, which had to be fixed by a professional hair-dresser.
I am so proud of my son ... he went to school as usual and told the truth. That his parents make mistakes. Nothing that a little time and prayer can't fix.


Marcia said...

My, but Max is getting handsome. :)

Wow, you managed to neaten up that stack of papers very well!

Congratulations again! May your road to your agent be straight.

Mirka Breen said...

Best of luck and much success for the not-named-here novel, Vijaya. I know I want to read it.
And the buzz-cut? Neat!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Congratulations, Vijaya! What an achievement! Hope your time in the query trenches is short and sweet!

I just sent my new ms off to my agent this morning. I'm very nervous!!

Sophie cut her own bangs the other day and everyone at church thought I'd done it. ha ha! I agree with you - thankful hair grows back!

Vijaya said...

Marcia, thank you. He is a sweet boy and endured humiliation manfully. Neat ... only for now.

Mirka, thank you for all the encouragement. I used to buzz cut my daughter's hair too when she was little. It was so much easier. Grandma had a fit!

Amy, how exciting!!! I hope you will have quick sales -- you have two books out now, right?

Anne M Leone said...

Wow, what a wonderful thing to be finished! Congratulations!

Faith E. Hough said...

Hooray for finishing!
My dad used to cut our hair... I still remember cringing when half-way through you'd hear him say "oops." :)