I finished my novel. So excited. So very excited. Can't wait to start the edits, can't wait to tell all my friends, can't wait to send a copy to my agent . . . zzzzzzzzzzzz.


Selena said...


Now, rest. Then, celebrate your accomplishment. Then, get to work on the editing. ;)

Merrie Destefano said...

Thanks so much for listening to my novel-in-progress, barely coherent ramble!

Yes, as soon as I finish up my crazy schedule at work, I am taking off nine days to work on the edits. And Day One of edits will begin this very afternoon!!


Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Those days before Christmas, I wasn't even taking time to check my Bloglines posts, so I just now saw this. Merrie, this is the GREATEST! I'm so proud of you, so happy, so excited. Yes, as you said, there are more steps to take, but this is a big accomplishment!



Merrie Destefano said...

Thanks, Becky!

Yay, first draft done!

I scrambled through the first half of my vacation and got roughly 250 pages edited. I also made 5 pages of notes of things I have to go back and fix, but . . . I still have another 5 days off, after my photo shoot tomorrow.

At some point I'd like to go to a mountain cabin with my husband and the dogs and not think about writing for 3 days.


I wonder if that will ever really happen!

Blessings on your holidays, Becky!

Sharon Hinck said...

Congratulations, Merrie!
That's huge!
What a super way to end 2007!

Meeting you was one of my treats in the past year. Huge blessings in 2008.

Merrie Destefano said...

Thanks so much! I feel the same way about you--you truly are a treasure!

Blessings on your books--I can't wait to see what will come next after the "Restorer" series.