Perfect Moment Monday: Done! (stage one)

May 27, 2012

in Perfect Moment

Thanks to so many of you and my very supportive family, I have finished the first draft my my manuscript (with Crystal’s help)! I have three more months to spit and polish and to build the frontmatter and backmatter sections before I submit it to the publisher.

Then the REAL spitting and polishing begins.

Because I was worried that I’d have nothing to say, it feels so good to have 10 chapters in the can. Feeling pretty perfect at the moment.



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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

a May 27, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Awesome! Congratulations on your hard work!


Kristin May 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Huge congrats on your accomplishment! You kicked butt, my friend.


Justine May 27, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Congrats to you!! That is such awesome news … what a huge accomplishment! :)


Kathy May 28, 2012 at 6:16 am

Yay! I know how hard you have been working on this and what a labor of love it has been for you. I am so proud of and happy for you. I am so excited to read your book and inspired by how many lives and hearts that I know it will touch, This is most definitely a perfect moment and I am glad we can celebrate with you! xoxo

P.S. I am totally in for PMM, but will likely not get to writing/posting until later tonight, as we have a full day planned (with I imagine many perfect moments to experience)! :)


Emily @ablanket2keep May 28, 2012 at 7:49 am

That is awesome! I can’t wait to read it!


April May 28, 2012 at 8:46 am

Congratulations, that’s great!


JoAnne Bennett May 28, 2012 at 10:01 am

I am impressed ♥


Seriously?! May 28, 2012 at 10:20 am

Congrats Lori!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on it and soak it all in!!!

What an incredible accomplishment!!!


jenny - sugar loco May 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm

YOU DID IT!!!! How insanely awesome! I need to clear a few days when that one is on shelves so I can read the heck out of it!! (did I use enough !!!!’s???)


lostintranslation May 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Yay! Congratulations on that milestone! I’m afraid I’ll be skipping this month’s PMM – want to write but keep staring at a blank screen, too beat after a long weekend alone with the kids (baby waking me up three times a night, toddler in the midst of potty training). Should have planned ahead of course… ;-)


loribeth May 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Woohoo!! Good for you! : )


Jjiraffe May 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Holy cow!! Good for you :) I am so proud and inspired. I can’t wait to go into a bookstore and buy it, making sure to tell the cashier: “My friend wrote this!”


stefanie May 28, 2012 at 10:56 pm

This is wonderful! Congrats and good luck to you! I love the subject idea too!


Baby Smiling In Back Seat May 28, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Hip hip hip hip hip hip HOORAAAAAAAAY!


Mel May 29, 2012 at 5:42 am

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! Congratulations :-)

I hope you celebrated hard this weekend. That is a major accomplishment.


Angela May 29, 2012 at 6:57 am

Congratulations!! How exciting to have completed your book! I’ve actually thought of writing one myself, but I am so bewildered by the entire process. I need to just start typing and worry about the rest later. What an accomplishment!!! Way to go!


Caitlin May 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I can’t believe the amount of time in which you wrote an entire book. It is mind boggling. I positively cannot wait to read an entire book of your writing. Congratulations!


Ratna May 29, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Wow— congratulations. I feel so lucky to know all these famous people and you… my dear, infamous :-) Love it! Good luck and do keep us informed.


Esperanza May 30, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I can’t believe I forgot to comment on this. Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS! Finishing a first draft is such an impressive accomplishment. I can only imagine how hard you worked to get here. I’m so proud of you and can’t wait to read your book! Whoo hoo!


RobinJP May 31, 2012 at 8:19 am

This is great news, Lori!
I’m so proud of you. And I can’t wait to read your story. Good luck with the spit and polish. You may soon feel that now the work really begins.


Rajean June 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm

What a perfect moment to savor. When the book is final, your readers will savor many more perfect moments, Mondays and then some. Congratulations!


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