Hardest Part Is Done

I consider writing the darn thing to be the hardest part of writing anything be it book, short story, article, etc.

Editing can be difficult, yes, but more in a time-consuming and sometimes boring sort of way. I think I may be alone when I say I find editing to be enjoyable at times.

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Then there’s the dreaded query and synopsis. Those are super difficult and stressful but, seeing as you already have the MS written and you just have to summarize it, it’s not as bad as it could be. Mostly just stressful.

No, finishing the project (in this case, a MS) is the hardest part. That’s the part that takes months or years. The rest can take days and weeks. Whoopdie doo.

I am announcing that I have finished writing my MS, Night’s Treasure.

WOO!!

Week’s Progress:

  • 5/27 – 18pgs – 5hr41min – CH 16 DONE
  • 5/28 – 6pgs – 1hr23min
  • 5/29 – 21pgs – 4hr7min – CH 17 DONE
  • 5/30 – 18pgs – 4hr40min – CH 18 DONE

Word Count: 75,700

Page Count: 279

I’ll probably take the weekend off and then start editing on Monday.

What do you consider to be the hardest part of a writing project?

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About Katie St. John-Shin

I believe in living life and not letting it pass you by. I mean, come on, if you really want to do something but don't have the courage to do it so you let the opportunity disappear, you may regret it for the rest of your life. How can you know what you're capable of unless you go for it? Like every writer, I naturally plan on becoming a world-famous writer. I love reading, writing, fitness, coffee, watching my favorite movies/shows, listening to music, and trying new things even if they're sometimes terrifying. I'm a stay-at-home mom, a writer, and a POP Pilates instructor. I didn't think I'd succeed at that last one but I did it! I confronted my fears, dealt with things I didn't want to deal with, and completed the training! POP Pilates classes are coming soon to mid-Nebraska!
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4 Responses to Hardest Part Is Done

  1. EarthGirly says:

    Woohoo!!! Congrats!!!

    • Thanks! I actually got some synopsis work done Saturday but didn’t include it. I decided my last synopsis needed an update and wanted to see if I could do better. I’m pretty happy with my current query. I started to edit as well but had to stop myself because it was aimless and I wanted to do it more coherently so I didn’t miss anything. 😉

  2. Woop woop! Keep it up! xoxo

    • Thanks! Hopefully the editing won’t take too long or be too intense. I like to think I didn’t do a horrible job but I always find things to improve during the edit. =T

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