As of today, I have a completed first draft of my first book. Considering that I have said for decades I wanted to write a book “someday,” this feels good.
But it’s just the beginning. Now it’s time to do my own round of edits, run the manuscript through at least one proofreading software, get beta readers, and finally, get professional editing.
And that’s just Book 1. Soon I’ll be starting Book 2. And I don’t plan to publish until all three books of the trilogy are done.
So I’ll enjoy the sweetness of this day, but I don’t want to let up. It’s going to take a lot more work to have a finished product!