Saturday, January 10, 2009

I'm finished!

I wrote The End on my work in progress today. It's always a special feeling to finish a book but this time it was different. I've never been as proud do finish a book as I was this one. It's longer than anything I've written, its more emotional than anything I've written, and I wrote it in less time than I did any other novel. I gave myself a strict word count daily to finish by January 15th and I beat my deadline. Man that feels good.

There's more to it than that though. This book is really close to my heart. It deals with something I've dealt with in my life with a family member. So even though I'm scared to death to have the book ever come out, I'm also scared that if no one wants it, it will affect me more than it would have with another book. I know you can't take it personally but writing is ALWAYS an extension of my heart and this book, well lets say its not just an extension but part of my heart. I hope I'm one day lucky enough to be able share it.


Regina Carlysle said...

I hope so too, Kelley. I know this one means a lot to you. Someone is going to love it as much as you do. Congrats on beating your own deadline. Awesome.

J.K. Coi said...

I strongly believe that in some way, writing should always be personal, emotional, and from the heart, no matter what your topic is. Congratulations on finishing, and I know that if you've put yourself out there like that, your readers will be able to see it and will love it all the more.

Anne Rainey said...

Congrats on finishing! Man you really were blazing, huh?

Genella deGrey said...

I always cry like Joan Wilder in Romancing the Stone when I write "The End." :)

Congrats, Kelley on the book and beating your self-inflicted deadline! ;)

My first book, "Remember Me" is the book of my heart. It is quite nerve-wracking to know your soul is about to be bared for everyone to see - and review. ;) My other stories, although I love them like children, do not reflect personal experiences - well, not nearly as much as RM.

My writing sista!