I FINISHED MY NOVEL // nano is done + snippets


I legit did it. Not only did I accomplish 30k words in November, but.... I FINISHED MY NOVEL. It happened. I was just writing, and I was like "this is it. It's done." Then I felt like crying *laughs* THE FEELS ARE SO REAL THO.
(also guys i died and made this collage for you. You're welcome)

AND even though I reaallllllly want to show you all my book cover... I can't. IDK WHY NOT BUT I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO KEEP IT AS A SURPRISE FOR NOW *shields myself from rotten tomatoes* 

I finished "FOR WHO HE WAS" at 80,067 words!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *still is in shock* I'm planning on a sequel for it...but at this moment, I want to try to write something new. I'm SURE you all understand. I mean, I've been stuck in western 1800's for a while now and am like "I CANT EVEN GIVE MY CHARACTERS ICE CREAM this is sad." #yesimweird

now...for a snippet or two.


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     “Doc. She’s gone.” 
    Grant looked up, seeing Eric holding a bucket that was rusted and beaten, but wet. He stood up, shaking his head slowly. Eric was somehow right. They quiet way he spoke the words penetrated through Grant’s near panic. His blood started to rage. Adrenaline raced through his entire being. 
     “I have to save these kids.” 
    Grant went one by one, checking pulses, temperatures. He tried to give them sips of water, but in their angered fevers, they couldn’t swallow. He feared that their throats had nearly closed tight; by the way each child seemed to gasp for air. 
       “What is it? They are bad.” 
   Grant didn’t reply. He didn’t know what it was. And, Eric was right. They were in bad shape.

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The stage coach driver slowed his horses to a halt in North Platte, Nebraska. The whole place seemed similar to the other towns he passed through, but different. It was his business to know who was getting out at what stop, and this, was Eleanor Demmings stop.  
“Alright Miss Eleanor, this is your town.” 
Eleanor felt it odd for the driver to say it was her town, because it wasn’t. After all, she was just a new stranger. She quickly assessed the coach in which she sat, looking for any missed place items. 
There sat Alan Goodridge with his young son beside them. He had a smart, dark mustache which seemed to curl at the ends. His young face was dirty, just as all the other weary travelers were, but he even more tired looking. Alan Goodridge had told Eleanor of his wife’s recent passing and how he was going out West with his son, as far West as they could go. Eleanor figured he would never be able to run as far as he wanted to. 

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“I – I’m not sure what to do. I think I need all the sick in one place so I can tend to them.” 
Aaron stood up suddenly. “Jake,” His eyes pressed urgency. “My ranch, they haven’t sent the signal, right?” 
Jake wanted to say no. His stomach tightened.  “It was one of the firsts.” 
Aaron sat back down, yanking his hat off and dropping it on the ground. He started to run his hands through his hair over and over again. Grant glanced down at his friend, who seemed to already be in the state of mourning.  “It’s alright. God is going to help us.” 
Aaron didn’t reply. Grant knew that Aaron wouldn’t, but at least he was still listening. He turned his attention back to the waiting man.



did you finish nanowrimo?
what do you think of the snippets??

       

29 comments

  1. *laughs because half of this post is old news* I JUST KNOW ALL THE THINGS RIGHT? (jk jk you told me already) Niiiiiice snippets though

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    1. ha.ha.ha. *is so laughing too* *coughs cuz NOT*

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    2. Haha, true Jonathan XD... love your snippets Julia! They're great!

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    3. wellllllll!! What are writing buddies for? ;) Thanks <3

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  2. It's awesome that you finished your novel!! I love your snippets, they were fun to read! And your novel sounds so interesting, being set in the 1800s, and in the west :-)

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    1. awww thank you!!!! I'm glad you liked reading them. I literally had a hard time picking through and in the end, I was like OH WHATEVER I'll just do this. lol!! <33

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS JULIA!!! *showers you in confetti and waffles* YOU ARE EPIC OK <333 I love the snippets!! But I do have one question: WHERE DO I PREORDER THIS BOOK??????? BECAUSE LIKE I NEED IT IN MY LIKE ASAP. :') *flails over the aesthetic collage as well because asdfghjklkjhg!!!!!*

    WAY TO GO GIRL
    YOU ARE AWESOME

    lotsalove,
    abbiee

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    1. EEEEP ABBIEE!!! *dances in confetti* *sings* GAH THANK YOU <333 uhmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. PREORDER DUDE I STILL NEED TO EDIT AND LIKE A LOT *laughs* someday, someday PERHAPS but gosh YOURE THE BEEESSST OKAY

      *cries*

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  4. SO PROUD OF YOU GIRL!!
    Your snippets are wonderful! Your so talented, and and, and I just wanna cry! *sobs* *hugs you*

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    1. AWWW THANK YOU *hugs you*
      GEESH seriously you!!! I want to let you read it, and then I'm scared too *cringes* SOMEDAY xD

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS!! 80k is HUGE! seriously! you deserve a break after that honestly. wow. IM SO PROUD OF YOU! I finished my nano as well but it literally ended at 50,022. lol. it was a really rough rough first draft. lol.
    anyhow, your writing is beautiful. STAY AMAZING

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    1. EEEEEPP *grins cuz you're so sweet* BUT YOU DID 50k THIS MONTH!!!!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOW like hoowwww?! Even I couldn't do that. It was just sooo busy for me. 30k was really only possible because I got 11k on that one day. lol

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  6. These snippets are amazing!!! <3 Great work. Congrats on finishing your novel!!
    Your style and voice reminded me a book of the book Daughter of Twin Oaks by Lauraine Snelling -- good book if you're out of reads. :)

    Sophia xx

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed them!! They were hard to pick out. lol!! <33
      Ooh, okay, now I want to read it! I've been writing this for a while now, and am like "my writing style is so...weird!" even I don't get it. hahaa Thanks for sharing xD

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  7. Oh my gosh I'm freaking out, this book sounds amazing!!!
    You're freaking awesome (so please give me your book now, please).

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    1. *squeals* you're the best!! <333
      hahahaaa give me time to edit it xD

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  8. Excellent job, Julia! It's brilliant. Kept me in suspense the entire time and I want to read more! ;)

    Amelia xxx
    <3

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    1. Brilliant? Ohmygosh <3333333333 hahaa maybe sometime I'll post more snippets ;)

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  9. OH MY GOODNESS CONGRATULATIONS!!! THAT'S SO AMAZING!!!

    Your snippets are fantastic oh my goodness. If you ever need betas, hit me up ;)

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    1. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU *hugs*

      hahaaa geesh *blushes* I'll keep you in mind ;) <33

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  10. GIRL YOU ROCK THAT IS SO FANTASTIC. CONGRATS AND YOU DID SOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!! *hugs you* <333333 and can I read it pls??? Pleeeeeaaaaassssseeeeeee?

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    1. YOURE THE BEST LIKE THHHHAAANNNNKKK YOOOOUUUUUU! *hugs you back* OH MY GOSH NOT YET *stuffs book under bed* it needs SO MUCH HELP OKAY *dies* i don't even know if I can help it...the novel might die lol

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  11. The snippets were AMAZING!!!~Riley

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    1. I'm so glad you loved them, Riley!! Btw, thanks so much for commenting on my posts xD

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  12. Finally got a chance to give this post the time it deserves -- Julia, I am so excited for you!!!! This is awesome! There's no feeling in the world like writing the last words and knowing that's it. AHHHHHHHH CONGRATULATIONS FRIEND. :-) (And I loved reading your snippets!)

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    1. ITS SUCH A TERRIFYINGLY EXCITING MOMENT xD honestly though...I'm excited to move on and build more characters, make new friends, and have another world made. xD EEP THANK YOU DEAR FRIEND <33333333

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  13. YAY YOU DID IT! *applauds*

    I want to read your novel, now. I've never read anything from that genre-who's-name-I'm-blanking-on, and it sounds really interesting. Also I want to know what happens to the sick people. *nods*

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    1. YESSS I DID XD *claps along with you*

      oh goodness...idk! :P Historical fiction? YOUVE NEVER READ HISTORICAL FICTION?!!? omw. do it XD Seriously I could give to a hundred recommendations probably lol oooooh I'm glad it interested you hahaha <333

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    2. NOT HISTORICAL FICTION. I love historical fiction. The bulk of what I read is either fantasy or historical fiction. No! I meant stories in the time/place as yours.

      I'm kinda curious what you'd recommend now, though. :P

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