I did it. Today I typed the last words of my newest fantasy adventure novel. At long last, my first draft is completed, and I'm celebrating! After blogging this morning, I figured it was time to crack down and crank out the grand finale, and that's what I did--what a feeling of accomplishment! Now, of course, I need to read the novel from start to finish and do a great deal of reworking. I also need to come up with a title for this yet unnamed work.
During the coming weeks, I'll be writing about my process of reworking a rough novel into a final piece, with focus on the proofreading. First though, I'm going to take advice I read from some author somewhere and let the novel sit for a week or two so I can look at it with fresh eyes as I read it from start to finish. Good night.