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JoNoWriMo Fait Accompli


If my ink cartridge hadn't run out of ink last night, this morning I would have a pile of printed manuscript pages sitting beside me as I type this.

I finished my revisions!!!!

Having a deadline, and Jo's Sopranos-like menacing gentle support, I was able to stay focused.

I started off the challenge with different goals, but midway through, an interested agent requested a second round of revisions on my YA ... so here's how it ended up:

1) Finish requested revisions on YA. DONE.
2) Finish second round of requested revisions on YA. DONE.

Yay me!

It doesn't sound like much, does it?

Believe me, o my friends ... it was PLENTY. Just ask my neglected friends/family/laundry pile/mail bin.

Congrats to all the participants. Whether or not you finish ... I'll bet you got a heck of a lot more done than you would have without the challenge.

And thank you, Jo, for being our cheerleader and record-keeper. Mwah!

P.S. I almost went with Erik for the brother's name. It's got that nice hard 'k' sound at the end, like Blake. And it means Eternal Ruler, in Old Norse. But you - the LJ Deciders - voted for Garrett. And I have fond associations with that name; one of my best friends' sons is named Garrett. It derives from Gerald or Gerard, meaning Brave with the Spear.


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Nov. 30th, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)

I was a Garrett-Voter!!

Congrats on round 2. :)
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
Thanks Tammi and Daffy!
Nov. 30th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Good luck with your YA. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping you'll get that magical phone call soon. :)
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
Thanks, Mindy!
Nov. 30th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
From where I sit, it sounds like a LOT! Yay for you!!!
Nov. 30th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
Nov. 30th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
That's a ton of stuff! Yay!

What does it mean if I see the word "Spear" and the first thing I think is Brittney?

Oh, that's just so wrong.

And when I see the name Garrett, I think, "Brother in (moniquemadigan's)WIP.

Oh, that's much better.
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Dec. 1st, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
Wow, a gold star! For ME?! Thanks.
Nov. 30th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
I finished my revisions!!!!
Hooray for YOU! That's wonderful!
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
Re: I finished my revisions!!!!
I love Dancing Guy. Thanks.
Nov. 30th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! Good Job!!!
Nov. 30th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
You did it! You tore that house apart not once, but twice! Now let the waiting begin - again, huh? :)
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
The clapping people always make me smile.


And once that baby is in the mail, I'm going to do my best to forget about it until after the holidays.
Nov. 30th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
YAY, you!!!! You rock like a rocking thing!

And it sounds like PLENTY from over here.
Dec. 1st, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on all you accomplished!! Sending good thoughts to you and that ms!!
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