Well I’ll be hornswaggled!

Dude, guys, I just finished the first draft of my WiP!!

You’re thinking: ?!??!?!?

But seriously. I’m done. Maybe it’s because the book was outlined, or maybe I just hit that exciting second half and couldn’t slow down, but I’ve been pounding out this baby. And now I’m DONE!!

(btw, in regards to my post title, haven you noticed how weird I get when it’s one a.m. and I’m kind of giddy?)

At any rate gang, this novel was complete MUCH sooner than I expected. It’s kind of insane. Details about this super secret book will soon follow. (Maybe . . .) What’s up next for me? A nice break. But only from writing! That means I might actually blog more!

You: No. Way.

Me: WAY!

You: I just wet my pants out of sheer delight.

*ahem* Loopy. Anyway. I’d better hit the sack for now, but I really will be around online more now. This party’s just getting started. See you then. 🙂



  1. JaneyV on April 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    YEAYYYYYY! Fantastic news Renee! I hope that being hornswaggled is contagious because I’d dearly love to finish my novel too.

    Well done. Awesome in fact!

  2. Aubrie on April 20, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Congrats on finishing your WIP! Wow. That must be a good feeling. *goes back to the middle of mine*

  3. Candyland on April 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Woooo! Good for you!

  4. Mary Campbell on April 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Great job – I’m determined to finish mine in May. Hope I can do it. Mine is all outlined too – so I should be able to do it. Congrats.

  5. Renee Collins on April 20, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Janey-Thanks! And good luck finishing yours! You can do it! 🙂

    Aubrie-It is a good feeling. For now. Edits will be starting soon. *gulp* 🙂

    Candyland-Thanks! 🙂

    Mary-I really think the outline helped me go faster. good luck with yours!! I think May sounds like a great month to finish a novel 😀

  6. Jessie Oliveros on April 20, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Congrats Renee! What a great feeling! Maybe this is the one. And before the birth of your baby. Just perfect. I’m glad you’re back to blogging.

  7. Jill Wheeler on April 20, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Hoorayyyy! Congrats!

    Let me know when you need betas.

  8. Jenn Johansson on April 20, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Awesome! I’m so excited for you. I need to buckle down and finish mine now. 🙂 You’ve inspired me!

  9. David J. West on April 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Congratulations, it such a great feeling of relief. And then you have to get to work subbing and then editing-But its worth it.

  10. Natalie Whipple on April 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    YAY! Congrats, friend:)

  11. MT on April 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Wow, that’s wonderful. 🙂 Plus, it will be fun to see you more on your blog.

  12. Candice on April 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    TT!! That was done with super hare-like speed. Consider me impressed and also super excited!!

  13. sraasch on April 21, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Woohoo, party!! Congrats on the accomplishment!!

  14. Lady Glamis on April 21, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Well, I have missed you! Congrats on finishing!

  15. Miriam S. Forster on April 22, 2010 at 5:08 am

    WOOT! That’s a great feeling, isn’t it? I’ll be so glad to see you around more! 🙂

  16. Kasie West on April 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    So awesome!!! I wish I could focus and finish my WIP. I’m too busy being dramatic over here. 🙂