I am afraid to say there will be no Photoshop Friday today. Why, you may ask? Well, I’ve been busily working away on what I hope to be the final editing round of Searcher.

And guess what? Tonight (or last night, depending on when you read this) I FINISHED!!!

*glee* *happiness* *much grinning*

Now it’s off to my final round of readers (who will probably give me a list of things to do, so perhaps this celebration is a bit premature . . .) Ah well. At any rate, I’m feeling happy tonight. It’s been a long haul with this book. Six months to write the first draft, and six months of editing. Now I suppose it’s time to think about putting her out there. GULP. *shudder*

Well, I’ll think about that later. For right now, I’m just going to . . . go to bed. (Hey, that’s a party as far as I’m concerned.)



  1. candicekennington on October 2, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Your writing = *glee* *happiness* *much grinning* on my end too. 🙂 I bet it’s awesome! I’m so excited!

  2. Miriam S.Forster on October 2, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Congratulations! And you SHOULD do something nice to celebrate. I suggest cookies.

  3. sraasch on October 2, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Yay for accomplishment!!

  4. Lady Glamis on October 2, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Congrats congrats!!!!!!!!!!

    So exciting! We can jump up and down together because as you know Monarch’s done, too.

  5. Amanda Hannah on October 2, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Congratulations, Renee!!

  6. Natalie Whipple on October 2, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Woohoo! Relax, sleep, eat, and all that god party stuff.

  7. Renee Collins on October 2, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks everybody!

    I will celebrate in my small way. Dr Pepper. Lots of Dr. Pepper. 😉

    Actually, Hubby’s going to take me out to dinner, the sweetie.

  8. storyqueen on October 2, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Yay!!! I love that feeling of being done!!!

    Well done, you!


  9. Jessie Oliveros on October 3, 2009 at 2:07 am

    What a great feeling to be done. Probably just below that great feeling of getting an agent and selling a book. But only JUST below that. Good for you. A whole year. That’s a long time. I bet it is the opposite of Truly Awful, like Truly Incredible.

  10. Kasie West on October 3, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    WAHOO!!!! That is soooo awesome! It really is a cause for celebration. Now rest. 🙂