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Oh god I am 80% there, will me on, people, will me on!

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mousemoose Mon 11-Dec-17 14:44:46

God, it is hard. Book is too long so just have to slog through it to get to the end then substantially cut it.

Please tell me it feels like it will never, ever be finished just before it is finished, esteemed mumsnet colleagues!

Witchend Mon 11-Dec-17 16:12:08

I think around the 75-80% mark it feels a slog. You're not within touching distance of finishing, and you've been doing it for so long. I usually also find there's a bit round there that takes far longer to write than I pictured.

But think of it this way... You've only 20% left- that's a quarter of what you've already done.

Nuffaluff Mon 11-Dec-17 16:15:52

Keep going you can do it! That's an amazing achievement.
I'm jealous - I'm only 20 000 words in.

User45632874 Mon 11-Dec-17 19:02:35

Yes, keep going. I am editing/re-writing some of my book and I am about half way (around 40,000 words) and haven't flagged so far but fear this may well set in. I am approaching third trimester of pregnancy and this has probably a lot to do with it but I am determined to plough on as the thought of writing with a new born/ toddler on the loose seems very daunting - trying not to think that far ahead and dwell. So yes, keep going x

OutrageousFlavourLikeFreesias Tue 12-Dec-17 14:09:59

Keep going! It might not feel like it, but you're nearly there. And once you've finished your first draft, you can start the fun bit.

We can't edit what we haven't written! Keep going! You can do it!

mousemoose Tue 12-Dec-17 22:16:47

Thanks all!

I’m on the 4th/5th/somethingth draft, but with 1 and a bit v crucial sections not written at all. Tis driving me crazy.

WHY do we do it?!?

mousemoose Tue 12-Dec-17 22:17:28

Ie I just couldn’t work out how to do these v pivotal parts until everything else was in shape.

CautionTape Wed 13-Dec-17 16:25:33

You've done that hard part - cracking the muddle in the middle.

Write the ending as quickly as possible would be my advice. Does not matter if it feels rushed; you can pace it later.

aromo Wed 27-Dec-17 01:31:55

I'm new here mousemoose but just want to cheer you on. You've achieved so much already, and I echo those who have already said there's only a small percent now to be done. Deep breath. Cup of glass of favourite tipple. Write away without thought of organisation or censure at this point - you can do both later. Picture the cover of your book and your name embossed there and on the spine flowers

giddyupnow Thu 28-Dec-17 13:03:36

Thank you people it is happening. It is like extracting teeth, but it’s happening!

giddyupnow Thu 28-Dec-17 13:04:05

Name change fail obvs!

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