Sunday, April 13, 2008

Finished!

Well, after a few roadblocks and smaller obstacles, I have finished the first draft of my middle grade novel.  While I know it will go through many revisions (and desperately needs those revisions), I am so proud of it.  It is the longest thing I've ever written (28,574 words), and the story is wonderful (if I do say so myself).  I am planning to do as many revisions as I can before I have to send it off to Vermont College to be workshopped at my first residency.  Then I will put it away, to save for after I finish school.  I can't wait to see how much I can improve it after studying the craft for two years.
Speaking of my residency, I'm getting really excited about it.  I've been reading books by the faculty, and gathering ideas of what I might work on during the first semester.  Summer can't come soon enough!

4 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

Congratulations!!!!! What a great accomplishment.

Dawn Buthorn said...

Thanks, PJ. I'm looking to follow in your footsteps...

Sheri said...

YAY!!! What a great feeling. (I wouldn't know - but I can imagine!) I am very happy for you and admittedly jealous. I can't wait till the day when I can write that on my blog! Way to go Dawn!!!

Oh and yes, I am looking to follow in PJ's footsteps too!

PJ Hoover said...

You girls crack me up :)