First Draft Done!

It’s celebration time! I finished writing the first draft of the next book in The Gift Legacy this week and toasted the accomplishment with a fine bottle of red. If you’re keeping track, this is the sixth book in the series and follows on from Penance. The working title is Deadly Deception. What do you think?

Typing “the end” is a major milestone, but the book is still a long way from done. Next, the editing starts, but before that, I need to let it rest, get some distance from it.

In other words, put my pen down and step away from the computer. Not writing is an adjustment. My daily routine has a huge hole in the middle of it. Suddenly, I have time on my hands.

Now I’m playing catch up. Spring cleaning, which didn’t happen in the spring, comes first. Next is writing a stack of overdue book reviews (apologies included). After that, my website needs an update and I might even tackle the audio recordings for the first chapters of Penance and Betrayal.

But before I get to all that, I’m taking a wee break. We’re off to Seattle for a few days to celebrate two family birthdays, attend my first ever football game (Seattle Sea Hawks vs Indianapolis Colts) and enjoy the company of our niece and nephew who are visiting from the Cayman Islands.

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About JP McLean

Author of The Gift Legacy, a contemporary thriller with a twist of fantasy that will leave you believing the impossible and wary of the night sky…
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15 Responses to First Draft Done!

  1. denmaniacs4 says:

    My thoughts, eh! Well, congratulations, JP. I can’t even spell THE END.

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  2. Well done, You!! Enjoy your celebration, before the really hard work begins …

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  3. Congrats! I love that feeling. Enjoy your break! And I really like the Deadly Deceptions title!

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  4. jfkaufmann says:

    Congratulations! As your big fan, I can’t wait to see it published.

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  5. Sally Rae says:

    Congratulations JP! You must be elated and floating on air… mind you, it could also be that fine bottle of red! Enjoy your time away, as mentioned earlier… soon the really hard work begins. And I love your working title! Congrats!

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  6. Diana Stevan says:

    Yay!!! Congratulations! So exciting. Another winner, I’m sure.

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  7. Congratulations! You have great plans, I hope you also can share your nice experiences later. I’ve never been to football game, too. Basically, doing sports is fine with me (if I could just like I did before surgeries), but watching not really. Have a nice time in Seattle!

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  8. Congratulations Jo-Anne! I hope you enjoy Seattle and those family birthdays. I’m almost caught up in your reviews and delving into the next book. What can I say? I am hooked!


  9. gmroeder says:

    Wow! Great title. Can’t wait to read it. Need a whatycallit, a Beta reader? Enjoy the break and Seattle.

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