Friday, 1 May 2009


Okay, it's late and I should be asleep as I have work early tomorrow, but I had to post... I've finished! The first draft of Family Portrait is now complete =] I am very very happy - it's been a long time! I will probably be too hyped to sleep, but oh well!

I have done a word count of everything I've written for this book, and it's ended up at over 91,000 words. However, I decided tonight that a section I wrote just didn't quite work, and ruined the book a bit, and so the first version now stands at around 86,000 words. But I already have a sequel planned out, so all the cut bits will most porbably end up in there.

Right, I must sleep. Just had to post it!


  1. Well done on finishing your first draft! It's a great feeling, isn't it? :)

  2. Congratulations on completing your first draft Becky! :D

    Moll x x

  3. Congratulations on reaching this milestone. Hope you are celebrating!

  4. Thanks for all your congrats! Yes, it is a great feeling: I know I'll have loads of editing to do, but as I wrote the last line I just thought "wow. I've actually finished a book!". I am celebrating by having a night off, I think, and actually finding some time to read, rather than just write!

    Either that, or I'll just start editing. Lol!

  5. Congrats on finishing your rough draft. Good luck with rewrites. Keep writing! Don't give up. :)