Well, folks, I did it.

The first draft of my novel, anyway. Just now this minute completed. And the funny thing is that with all this paraphernalia that’s surrounded me for upwards of two years–lists of scenes, a whiteboard cluttered with essential and useless stuff, four different Scrivener projects, scads of post-its and crumpled notes littering my desk, three different kinds of pens and a whole stack of chewed up pencils–all I can focus on now is the number of words in the final ms: 133,999.

I know this because of that amazingly nifty little Scrivener project statistics bar. :slight_smile:

It’s 10 in the morning local time and I’m going to pour myself a nice shot of whiskey into my coffee.

Cheers, Keith. Without Scriv I’d still be stuck in the planning stages. :smiley:

Congratulations and salutations! Must be a great feeling.

Yup, well done Zoe.


The bestest of Best Wishes and Congratulations Zoe!! :laughing:
Good Luck nloads o Luv
Vic :wink:


That’s a lot of hard work. And then that moment of quiet when you realize that you’re done.

If we were there we would stand on bar stools and shine flashlights down upon you while singing in key in a choir voice “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”.


Now just think. Soon you get to start all over again on your next novel :slight_smile:

Congrats Molly’s Mum - I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get to your thread, but well done you!
You’re a hero, and an inspiration, d’you know that? :smiley:

You guys are all very sweet, and you make it all worthwhile. Thanks much. :smiley:

And to think that NONE of you has read a word I’ve written. :laughing:

O, the pressure, the pressure…

Zoe (having fun with icons and Omnifocus these days; in other words, at loose ends…)

What if our tune changes once we read it? What then?

EXACTLY, Jaysen. :open_mouth:


I guess I can always just change my username. (Though of course once I start pestering vic-k for my afternoon libations, my cover will be blown…sigh).

or you could join the rest of us underachievers here in the bilge. Under this table we are free to be who we want to be. Until vic-k gets a little too free then we all have to leave. Some things were not meant to be witnessed by others.

But libations flow freely. Hence the freedom and occasional need for brain bleach.

Kudos and congratulations! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: You have completed the journey of a thousand miles!

Ahhh gota love the Brain Bleach…

True, but the important fact at this point is that you’ve written it. No one would ever be able to read what you hadn’t written.

I’m on a requested revision of a novel that I wrote before encountering Scrivener (and had folders and images and sound and film files, etc. scattered everywhere), but have transferred everything into one Scrivener file for the revision. MUCH easier to locate things in a timely manner.

Congratulations. Don’t give up on it, even when you put it aside for a few weeks or longer; don’t give up on your story.