Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No Need to Pelt Me

with Smarties because I am done! I finished my middle grade manuscript! I knew if I proclaimed my goal on my blog, it would force me to finish. The power of peer pressure!
Thanks everyone for your support and encouragement!
I am going to take the rest of the week to revise a little bit and actually give Mr. He and Mrs. She real names. (I have trouble thinking of names sometimes.) Plus make a hard copy to fix those typos. Then off to some readers in December! Yay!

Don't forget to check out Kidlit Critterpalooza at The Bookshelf Muse! There are 17 amazing prizes to win! Contest ends on November 28!

I am thankful that I finished, and I am so very thankful for each and every one of you who comes by just to read or to read and comment. You make my day!
Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

My Tune for Tuesday is "All My Life" by Foo Fighters. One because my main character's dad kind of looks like Dave Grohl, but with a goatee. And I turned this up, danced, and sang,
"DONE! DONE! ON TO THE NEXT ONE! DONE, I'M DONE! I'M ONTO THE NEXT!" (Yes, I seriously did...)




31 comments:

Heather Hansen said...

Yay, Kelly! Awesomesauce!

nikki said...

Kelly that is GREAT!!!!! Way to go :)

Katie L. Carroll (KT) said...

Congrats, Kelly! And Happy Thanksgiving!

MG Higgins said...

Congratulations, Kelly! Great job, you smarty.

Stephen Tremp said...

Congrats! on the milestone! And I left an award for you on my blog today. It's not much, but its the thought that counts.

Tina Laurel Lee said...

Too cool! Can't wait to hear about the next one.

Stephanie Blake said...

*tosses one Smartie*

How awesome to be done! I have a hard time with secondary character names, too. I also end up with generic names like Wilson, Brown, Thompson, etc....

Have a great turkey day!

Denise said...

Congrats Kel!!!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

YAY! There's nothing like the feeling of relief when the book is finished. I always feel panic that I won't be able to pull it together. Way to go! Revisions are the best part!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Congratulations, Kelly!!! That's so exciting! Woooo-hooo! You DID it! :D

Super song to celebrate to!

storyqueen said...

Dang! I had my smarties all ready for pelting....oh well.....guess I'll have to eat them.

Well done!

Shelley

Matthew Rush said...

Wow that's awesome news, congratulations Kelly!

Anita said...

Woo-hoo, Kelly! Two of my favorite words: The End.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Kelly said...

Thanks so much, everyone! I'm 1/3 of the way done revising before critiques and then the real revisions begin!

Bekah said...

Good job!! FOr names I have one of those huge baby name books, that has like 10k or whatever, and it has everything from first and last in there. It's very crinkled

Tracy Edward Wymer said...

Nice work, Kelly. I'm right behind you.

Kimber said...

Way to go Kel, I'm so impressed! Happy Thanksgiving to you and the fam...

DEZMOND said...

yeehaa, congrats on finishing the manuscript, Kelly! Now off you go and write another book immediately :)

Candyland said...

HA! YAY! I'm a bit jealous I'm not in your shoes. I still have some work to do...

Susan Fields said...

Congratulations - what an amazing feeling!

Nathalie said...

HIP, HIP, HOORAY! So happy for you and what better to way to celebrate a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kelly said...

Thanks again, everyone! Enjoy your Thanksgivings!
Oh, and Steve thank you for the award, too!

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Well done!

Kelly H-Y said...

How awesome is that?! Congratulations ... what a huge accomplishment! And, such a great feeling ... now you can relax for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Rena said...

Congrats, Kelly!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Angela Ackerman said...

Kelly, huge congrats finishing the MS. I know for me, this is one of the very best parts of writing. I hope I can read it one day!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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Suzanne Casamento said...

Yay Kelly! Congratulations! That's great news. And blogging the goal was genius. I'm going to do the same thing next time I need to finish a WIP. :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Yay! Congrats!!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Conratulations, Kelly! I can't wait to hear of it's progress when you send it to the universe....

Samantha Vérant said...

I missed this post! Go, Kelly! Go, Kelly! Go, go, Kelly!