Friday, May 8, 2009

Printed Manuscript

Baby step one, it's printed. Oh yeah, look at me go. Here it is closed and sitting on my end table...

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Here it is open and sitting on my end table...

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It is kind of nice to hold it in my hands. It makes it feel more real. Now I take deep breaths as I prepare to read. Oh yeah, and edit. Or, maybe I could have something to eat, watch a movie, take a shower, and then edit.

28 comments:

Litgirl01 said...

I couldn't get the pictures right. Argh!!!!!!

Cindy said...

Oh, it's soooo pretty! Don't you just love hard copy?

T. Anne said...

It feels so old school doesn't it? I love seeing my work in print! It's strange how effectively you can edit that way verses on the computer.

KLo said...

You go, girl : )!!!!!!!!! So proud!

Litgirl01 said...

Cindy - thank you!!!! I love a hard copy totally!!! :-)

T. Anne - yes...I see it as: PROGRESS! :D Not for anything, but I don't think I will ever be new school. he he

KLo - thank you girllll!!!! :-D As of now, I have just admired its beauty. LOL

Lady Glamis said...

Traci, I finished your book! I'm going to email you a critique tonight or tomorrow. The printout looks awesome!

Lisa and Laura said...

So pretty! I love printing a hard copy. It feels more real.

Kim Kasch said...

Huge Congrats! You've reached a goal. That's great. Now the journey begins.

May you boldly go . . .

N A Sharpe said...

What a fantastic feeling! Congrats!

NA Sharpe
http://nasharpe.blogspot.com

Ann Victor said...

Nothing quite beats that first feel of your hard copy ms! And yours *does* look beautiful! Enjoy it & may it have a wonderful, successful journey!

Jody Hedlund said...

Congrats on finishing! I'll be there in a couple of weeks with my WIP! So I know how you feel!

Martin Willoughby said...

Congratulations!

Enjoy the feeling of it.

Marybeth said...

Yours looks so nice and pretty...mine is a paper mess!!! But the 2nd draft will be prettier...maybe I'll even put it in a binder? hmmmmmm....

Scott said...

Blogger + Inserting Pictures = Major Frustration . . . which is why I normally don't put pictures on my blog. ; )

Congrats on the printing. You sound an awful lot like me when it's time to edit. Gee, I really think the grout in the show needs to be scrubbed with a miniscule toothbrush before I begin that editing.

Forget the excuses (okay, the lyrics to Jesus Christ Superstar just popped into my mind - I'm the source of all information that is pretty much useless, but I'm good to have on your side in a trivia match . . . unless I freeze) and get to editing. We all want to raise a margarita in your honor once your published.

S

Litgirl01 said...

Glam - got it! What a beautiful gift!!! Love ya LOTS!! :-)

Lisa and Laura - me too!! I keep looking at it. Notice I said...looking! LOL

Kim - Yes! The journey begins and I embrace the process positive and negative. ;-) Let's see if I say that after the first beta reads.

NA Sharpe - thank you!! ;-)

Ann - thank you for the warm wishes! :-)

Judy - much luck to you too! :-)

Martin - ;-) thank you!!

Marybeth - stick that puppy in a binder! Hope you are feeling better!!!

Scott - LMAO!!!!! That's exactly what I'm doing. I believe I was singing that song in the shower! LOL Silly! ;-)

Marybeth said...

Antibiotics work wonders. I am feeling better :) Thanks!

I may have to go out and purchase a pretty binder today!

Litgirl01 said...

Get thee to the store and buy a pretty binder. Make a pretty title page with a graphic too! ;-)

Windsong said...

Yay for your printed manuscript! It feels so much realer when it's off of the computer screen and sitting in your hands.

*Yayness cookies*

beth said...

Yay for you!!!! Isn't that awesome?! I can't wait until I start printing...I love the sound of the printer chugging out pages and pages....but I hate the weight of all those words I have to edit!

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oh, I love your hard copy - it's so pretty, and makes me want to print one of my own MS.

Unfortunately, I am too cheap to print mine out except for once in the editing process, but I really should because you pick up so many more typos and other errors that way!

Litgirl01 said...

Beth - I hear ya!! Totally! I actually got a critique that made me want to edit today. :0) Cool! I sort of feel like it's a beginning. Like I'm back in the game!

Kate - I figured out that if I print it as a "draft", it doesn't use as much ink. I have plenty left. I feel like I can get more done with a printout. :-)

Litgirl01 said...

Windsong - mmmmm yayness cookies!!! Love them...they have less calories than the other kind! ;-)

Courtney said...

yay!!!!

DebraLSchubert said...

Traci, Congrats and good for you! What's next?

Robyn said...

Oh,oh, I can't wait to do that. I'm waiting until my edits are really COMPLETE! I'm willing to bet you felt soooooo good! :)

Litgirl01 said...

Courtney - Thanks! ;-)

Debra - Lots of editing! :-D

Robyn - It felt wonderful! I feel like I can really dig in and edit better this way. :-)

Davin Malasarn said...

Congratulations!!! That's a very exciting step.

Litgirl01 said...

Thanks Davin!!! ;-) I just feel like it's a step in moving forward.