If you’ve been reading my blog for a few years, you may remember I started writing a book in 2016.
I picked away at it in my free time over the past few years, and I’m literally so close to being done with the first draft. I’ve been saying that for months because I haven’t worked on it in months!
Life has been busy, but I haven’t given up on my little writing adventure. I recently took a peek at the document and saw that I was a little over 81,000 words into the book.
I didn’t think I could just jump back into writing without rereading the whole book since it had been a few months since I last wrote so I took a plunge and had my draft printed as is.
I ordered from a website that binds and publishes books for a great price, so I didn’t feel too bad spending $10 (including shipping!) to have a copy of my almost-finished book printed, coil bound (for easy editing!), and shipped to my door.
Now I can have the book physically in front of me as a hard copy to read and edit. After I do that, I’ll work on finishing this baby up! I can’t wait. At the same time I’m crazy nervous and also dreading the editing process. I have all kinds of feelings about this, basically 😉
As I mentioned before, I’m not sure if I’ll pursue publishing it. It just depends on whether or not I like the story line and how I wrote it. I’m okay with that because it has been fun to explore different topics through the creative outlet of writing. We’ll see!
Just wanted to give an update since I’ve had a few people ask if I’m still working on it!
Allie! This is awesome! So close to being finished is so exciting!
Aww, thank you Rach! I’m excited!
Way to preserve and not give up Allie!
Can’t wait to read it!
Thank you dad! I love you!
This is SO cool. Writing a book is no easy feat, but what an accomplishment to have this in your hand. I hope you enjoy the final steps of completing this!
Thank you Brittany!
This is just too exciting, Allie!!! You go, girl. Such an inspiration!!
Aww, thank you Mackenzie! That means so much! ❤
This is exciting!! I hope you do end up deciding to publish!
Thank you, P! I hope so, too!
Oh, this is so exciting, Allie! How cool that you got it printed and binded. You’ll get it finished in no time! 🙂
Aww, thanks Hunida!! I sure hope so 🙂
How exciting!! I love that you’re still plugging away at it and isn’t it the BEST feeling when it’s printed out?! Also…$10?! I have to know this website that offers printing, binding, and shipping for so cheap! I will be doing that for sure if I ever finish the draft of my book too lol.
Thanks, Courtney! It was so surreal to have it printed out and in front of me physically! I used the website lulu.com!!
Awesome!! I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
So so cool!! You’ll have to save your first bound copy of the almost-done first draft. I love that you are committed to finishing it. Your dedication and drive is inspiring.