How do you celebrate finishing a first draft?
I like to do it with cake….
Flora finished fanfare: from Vanessa’s Book of Awesome Things – Challenge from 30 at 30, number 18: “pie/cake in the face”
When I started the first draft: 4/13/15
When I finished the first draft: 8/8/15
Total days to completion: 117 days or 3 months, 26 days
What I did differently in writing this novel: after writing the first chapter and the summary I wrote a complete outline
The first chapter: I rewrote several times
Fun fact: This novel is based on the short story Magicas Quotient I wrote in May of 2014 and submitted to WOTF second quarter in 2015. I was inspired to write it into a middle grade fantasy novel after reading Sara Supernatural by the local author Tiffany Belcher.
Total number of words in Flora’s Last Chance for Magic draft one: 40,283
The last two sentences of the manuscript:
The aftermath of the celebration:
Thanks to Paul for taking video and cake to the face.