Done!

Finished the first draft of Midnight Rain at around 11:00 p.m., 2/11/03. That last couple of pages took me all day, and I’m still not quite sure the ending is as tight as it needs to be.

No matter, though. I’ve been celebrating; this moment has been at least nine years getting here — Matt thinks ten, since he’s pretty sure he remembers me talking about the project when he was stationed in England … which would mean I came up with the idea, at latest, in 1993.

I’ll do a print-out and start revisions tomorrow; right now, though, I’m just happy to be done. This is the first on-spec novel I’ve written since Fire in the Mist.

That one turned out pretty well, come to think of it.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

14 comments… add one
  • Robert and Ari >^..^< Feb 12, 2003 @ 22:00

    Whooohoooo!!! Love it! Way to go, Holly! Sometimes it’s a long way to reach The End, but it feels so good to get there!

    (Hi, Marti!)

    Robert and Ari >^..^<

  • Keri Feb 13, 2003 @ 12:18

    Fantastic news! Congratulations!

  • disgruntled wannabe Feb 13, 2003 @ 4:28

    you suck. seriously, you suck. congratulations anyway.

    signed,

    disgruntled wannabe

  • Joel Feb 12, 2003 @ 23:52

    Yeah! Happy dance sent jiggling your way!

  • Robert and Ari >^..^< Feb 12, 2003 @ 22:00

    Whooohoooo!!! Love it! Way to go, Holly! Sometimes it’s a long way to reach The End, but it feels so good to get there!

    (Hi, Marti!)

    Robert and Ari >^..^<

  • Rob Feb 12, 2003 @ 21:21

    Congrats. And good luck.

  • Sheila Feb 12, 2003 @ 18:34

    Got chocolate? I do. 🙂 Congratulations, Holly.

  • Jean Feb 12, 2003 @ 18:27

    (Polar Bear passes chocolate champagne!) Way to go, Holly! I’m looking forward to reading this one.

  • Sarajael Feb 12, 2003 @ 15:36

    Oh well well done, Holly! That’s *fabulous* news. You really deserve the champagne for this one – we’re all rooting for you!

  • JamiJo Feb 12, 2003 @ 7:49

    Woooohooooo!!! *tosses confetti*

  • zette Feb 12, 2003 @ 4:14

    Congratulations! That’s a long time from first idea to completion. Celebrate for at least a few more hours today!

  • David Stone Feb 12, 2003 @ 3:21

    Well done! That’s great news.
    It’s been a long time in the making.

    I’ve been wanting to read this ever since I read your "Busman’s Holiday" essay!

  • Sophie Feb 12, 2003 @ 2:55

    Congrats!

  • Alison Feb 12, 2003 @ 2:04

    Pop!
    Cork bursts out of screen and virtual champagne bubbles over.
    Congratulations, Holly.

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