I’ve Only Gone And Done It! #AmWriting

I’ve been at my screen all day today… writing and deleting, and writing again, but, just maybe, I think I might have finished my First Draft!

#AmWriting

My baby WIP, now an adult, having hit 18 years old, has finally come of age officially!

I wrote over 4,000 words… boy am I tired!

The ending has a slight ambiguous twist, but that leaves an opening for a possible novella for a minor character…

Still…

I FINISHED!!!!!!!

So, for those of you who are interested, here is the first version of the possible blurb, for my baby, tentatively named Wedded Stress.

Aashi’s life was all set.
Or so she thought.
After finding out her fiancé was not the man she thought, she vows to put him, and her innocence behind her.
Accompanied by her brothers and best friend, she embarks upon an enlightening journey, where memories created and new relationships forged, have far-reaching effects.

So… are you intrigued?

It’s set in 2000, in the Indian suburbs of Birmingham, UK – Yes Indian, because every city here seems to have a mini India where the Indians seem to congregate!

Spread between Birmingham and India too actually.

It’s a story of a British born Indian girl, Aashi, and her family, as they come to terms with her broken engagement.

There’s love, lust, humour, and a little bit of seriousness too…

Oh man. I can’t believe I did it!

Time to let it lie before rereading and hacking it to pieces!

107 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. samfiftysomething
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 06:41:53

    Congratulations! A great achievement 😊👍

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  2. Allie P.
    Apr 13, 2018 @ 00:43:55

    Doing the happy dance for you. Congratulations!

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  3. Jennie
    Apr 12, 2018 @ 23:19:57

    Way to go, Ritu! I’m proud of you. 🙂

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  4. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Apr 12, 2018 @ 17:32:02

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  5. Colleen Chesebro
    Apr 12, 2018 @ 15:43:27

    Sounds fascinating. You know I want to read this story. Right on, Ritu! You did it! Congratulations!! ❤

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  6. Tikeetha T
    Apr 12, 2018 @ 14:49:56

    Very intrigued. Can’t wait.

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  7. syl65
    Apr 12, 2018 @ 12:24:55

    Very intriguing… I want to see where this journey takes her 😮 congratulations on that first draft Sister!!!!!!!!👍😊

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  8. Norah
    Apr 12, 2018 @ 11:21:50

    Congratulations! Oh, what a feeling!

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  9. kritsayvonne
    Apr 12, 2018 @ 09:44:30

    Congratulations, that is such a wonderful feeling. I agree it is a good idea to let it lie for a while before editing. I look forward to buying the published version. x

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  10. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Apr 12, 2018 @ 00:06:09

    Congratulation’s, Ritu! Getting it out is always a relief!

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  11. a mindful traveler
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 23:58:07

    Awesome, well done Ritu. You must feel ecstatic! Xx

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  12. Micki Allen
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 23:36:17

    YES!

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  13. NotTheOneWhoLovedMe
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 23:16:42

    Congrats!!!!

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  14. willowdot21
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 21:53:24

    Whoohooooo! Well done that girl 💜💜💜💜

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  15. Sue Vincent
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 21:12:54

    Wonderful 🙂

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  16. davidprosser
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 20:32:03

    Well done Ritu, time to stop and breathe now.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  17. Dan Antion
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 20:27:10

    Congratulations!

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  18. Darlene
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 20:16:29

    Congratulations!! Time to celebrate before the revision. The blurb sounds intriguing.

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  19. inspirationpie
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 19:33:43

    Congratulations, Ritu! Finishing the first draft is a huge achievement! I love your blurb, I’m drawn in to the main character. What happened with her engagement? and where will she go from here.

    Jo-Ann

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    • Ritu
      Apr 11, 2018 @ 19:48:16

      Thank you Jo-Ann… I would happily regurgitate the whole story here for you… but that would spoil it!
      I’m so glad you think the blurb is intriguing 🤗

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  20. Gary
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 18:58:53

    Who said writing was easy? 18 years and here you are finally at the end of the first draft. Absolutely awesome Ritu, so proud of you. I knew you could do it. Bollywood film rights next lol.

    Flipping well done you 💖💖

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  21. Aimer Boyz
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 18:11:18

    Congratulations, Ritu!!! Enjoy this part, the hacking bit that comes later? It hurts 🙂

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  22. Erika Kind
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 17:32:31

    This is such great news. Congrats on finishing the first draft🎉🎉 The blurb sounds very intruiging, sis. I am excited😊😄😁

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  23. lbeth1950
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 17:07:13

    That’s a huge step! Good for you.

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  24. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 16:54:28

    Congratulations, Ritu. 4000 words is a lot.

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  25. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 16:47:07

    So proud of you Ritu. Well done can’t wait to read it. Congrats. Xxx

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  26. scr4pl80
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 16:26:27

    Yay you!

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  27. TanGental
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 15:55:00

    ah so – what’s the difference between giving birth and finishing a first draft? With child birth, you only experience the pain once – hello editing. On the other hand, when your first draft is waking you in the night, at least you can set fire to it… I’m am chuffed for you to the power N where N is effing enormous. You are a champ and a special ‘I am a novellist’ hug is being prepared, wrapped and ready to be delivered to you at the bash. Hip Hip Hoorumble!!

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  28. April Munday
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 15:54:36

    Fantastic.

    Letting it lie is a very good idea. Be prepared to think it’s rubbish when you start on it again. I think reading the first draft is the worst part of the process, because you (really I) read it and wonder why you thought any of it was good. Editing is about stroking it and coaxing it into shape.

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  29. Simon
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 15:42:08

    Well done Ritu! It’s good to hear. 😀😀😀

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  30. indishe
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 15:40:31

    Sounds interesting.
    Good luck

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  31. The Story Reading Ape
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 15:39:53

    WELL DONE RITU 👍😃❤️

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  32. insanitybytes22
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 15:36:51

    Congratulations! 🙂

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  33. colinandray
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 15:35:20

    Congrats Ritu but remember, if you are chasing “magnificent perfection”, your book will never be ready for publishing. If you are creative enough to produce that much text, then you are creative enough to always see opportunities for tweaking. You must have experienced similar feelings with “Poetic Rituals”? There must be a time when you say “Enough … it’s time to launch another literary offspring into the world.” All the very best. 🙂

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  34. MarinaSofia
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 15:20:26

    Well done!!! /wonderful moment, congratulations!

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  35. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 15:18:15

    Hooked, like a fish! ❤

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