Thursday, December 01, 2005

Ding dong the book is done

Horray! My book is done! Cheer! Rejoice! Sing!

"WHAT, NO ROSES" was originially due September 1st. Then October 31st. Then Thanksgiving Day.

Did I mention how awesome and understanding my editor is? Of course I had to promise him on pain of death that I wouldn't take on any more romantic comedies during summers my house burns down. :P

There were times, I must admit, that I was tempted to buy back my contract and give up. I really thought I'd never be able to write again. That the book would be horrible if I could finish it at all, which I doubted.

But I rallied. I got back in the groove. And I actually LOVE the book now. (especially now that it's DONE!) I'm proud of it and I think people will enjoy reading it! Horray!! Cross your fingers my editor likes it, too.

Time to go celebrate! Go out on the town! Drink champagne! Eat bon bons!

Oh wait. STAKE THAT is due February 15th. :S I've got to get to work!

But maybe I'll take one tiny weekend to celebrate...
Mar

12 comments:

Barb said...

It's a banner day for finishing manuscripts, it would appear! (Of course, yours actually HAS a home...) :-) I know this one was a bear for you-- you should be proud of it. *hugs*

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

Congrats on finishing, Marianne! Cyper drinks for everyone!

Christina

Bethany said...

Woo Hoo! Jump up and down and dance... and who said a little champagne and chocolate isn't appropriate for a celebration.

I love that just-finished-manuscript feeling. Nothing like it (whether the book has a home or not).

Jana J. Hanson said...

Congrats to you!!!

TJBrown said...

I love finishing up a book. makes me feel so... so... so something. Something good.
Congrats
teri

Marjorie Liu said...

Congrats, Marianne!

Karen said...

Yay!! Glad you got that one wrapped up. Can't wait to read it.

KATON said...

I JUST FINISHED READING A CONNETICUT FASHIONISTA. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME THAT THERE IS A SEQUEL!

Jan said...

I just got my chick mystery done, so I know the feeling. Well almost the same feeling since I don't have a publisher yet. Anyway, congrats on winding up another book, and I'm so glad you didn't throw in the towel. :) Can't wait to read WHAT, NO ROSES.

Serenity Now! said...

Congrats on the birth! ;0)

Kristen Painter said...

Definitely celebrate - you deserve it! Celebrations are what make the writer's life easier to get through. Heck, I celebrate just spelling my name right...

Stacey said...

Hi Marianne:
Congrats on finishing your book. I can't wait to read it!!!

Hey, I was tagged by another author friend, Bonnie Vanak, to do a meme about books. I'm tagging you in because I thought it would be fun to hear what you had to say. Basically, all you have to do is write down fifteen things about you and books. You can see my example at http://www.staceyklemstein.com/id33.htm

If you don't do random memes, no big deal! : ) I just thought it would be fun.

Stacey K.