Thursday, July 7, 2011

First Final Draft Complete!

Ah, I am ending the blogatus. Hiatus. That's what I mean. A hiatus to blogging, a blogatus, get it?

I've been focused on work, baby, work, wife, work, kids, writing, work, house, vacation, and work.

Holy crap. Even on vacation I have to work. I'm working right now, and then off this weekend on another short jog into Oklahoma to drop off my boy at summer camp.

But but but but BUT!

But I finished my first final draft. It is actually the 5th version of the completed text, and the 18th version overall.

Now it's in for edit, and the revisions will increase all the more. I've looked at that piece so many times I think I hate it now. Watch the same movie twenty times in a row. That's how it feels. Ugh. A break will be nice.

I hope to visit your blogs soon. I miss everyone and as always regret the neglect. I hope summer finds you all well and good.

By the way, I am at present at a trade show, in my lonely booth, alone, drinking some free beer and abusing the free wireless access. That's how I roll.

- Eric


Unknown said...

That's a lot of work you've put in to your book. Enjoy your break, and welcome back to the world of blogging!

Loralie Hall said...

Awesome, congratulations! Not on the loneliness at the trade show, but at least there's freebies, right? Bet its not the kind of show with booth babes...

But congrats on finishing ^_^

dolorah said...

Congrats on completing another phase of your novel Eric. You know your concepts always intrigue me, so I know this will be awesome.

Enjoy the well deserved beer. I hope you made lots of sales.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats! And where's your booth? I'll come enjoy the free beer and wireless.

Eric W. Trant said...

It is the sort of show with booth babes! It's an Oil & Gas expo, so I expect a couple of cuties there today, when it's open. Yesterday (Th) was the mixer for presenters.

- Eric

Wine and Words said...

My husband is always at the oil and gas trade shows! Bring me an oil can stress ball will ya. I lost mine.

Congrats Eric...on getting so far with the final draft and still being daddy, husband, and bread winner. It's tough to be so busy. We've missed you around here.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Eric! That's always a great feeling.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Good for you! *throws confetti* Bet it feels great to finish. So hard to balance everything, but you seem to do it with aplomb. Glad to have you back cruising the blogosphere!
Edge of Your Seat Romance

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Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Roll on Texas, roll on!

that rebel, Olivia