Yes, Yes, Yes!

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I’ve done it! I’ve finished my novel. I started – as you know – in November 2016, and wanted to finish within the year. It’s been one year, two months and sixteen days.

With a caveat… it’s going to go to my editor, the wonderful Karen Sanders, who, I imagine, will pull it apart and come up with loads of suggestions.

But, for now. It’s done, it’s over, and I don’t have to think about it for a couple of weeks.

So, perhaps now is a good time to share some info about it:

  • the original concept was devised when I was about 18. The main character and the premise have remained, but the story and setting have changed greatly
  • my MC suffers from memory loss, which was a huge challenge for me as I love writing flashbacks!
  • it’s called Small Forgotten Moments, at the moment
  • it’s fundamentally a ghost story
  • Seaton, in Cornwall, is my inspiration, though I may have altered a couple of small details about the area
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Yes, this is a beach, I just took a photo of the rocks… which are more pertinent to the story

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40 thoughts on “Yes, Yes, Yes!”

  1. Congratulations! Aren’t you always amazed when you actually FINISH??? And of course, now I have my next Annalisa Crawford book to look forward to!

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  2. congrats. This is extremely exciting. Jump up and down and eat chocolate. I’m thrilled for you. (and you will survive your editor’s editing. It’s okay and for the better) Good luck!

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  3. I didn’t realize Karen was editing. That shows just out of touch with things I am!!!

    This story will rock. Is it the one I read the rough on? It was great then, I bet it’s awesome now. Enjoy the break.

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    1. Yes, Karen’s been editing for a while now – she’s very good! And, yes it is the one you read – I’ve been working on it ever since, moved some of the chapters around and – fingers crossed – it’s still okay 🙂

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  4. I’m reading a book about a character with amnesia right now. It’s intriguing and mysterious. It’ll be interesting to see your handling of it…and intriguing and mysterious, too, no doubt! Congrats!

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      1. Jodi Picoult’s “Picture Perfect.” I’m enjoying it a lot so far. If I wasn’t such a greedy pig with books, though, I’d have gotten a lot further, instead of reading three books or more at once.

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  5. Congratulations Annalisa – so well done … and the premise sounds fascinating. I love that it’s connected to Cornwall – good luck once you get the edit back – cheers Hilary

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  6. Sounds like you have been working on this story for a while, congratulations on getting to the finish even if edits follow. It’s a good feeling isn’t it?

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  7. I’m so thrilled to hear this wonderful news! What a fabulous accomplishment, and the story sounds really good! Hugs…and Happy Tuesday! RO

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  8. Congratulations! And you know, sometimes memory loss in a character can be a good thing. Just think of the movie Memento, where the character has short-term memory and the whole plot revolves around that.

    (BTW, I can’t remember if I mentioned this, but I put an old e-mail address that I no longer use in the log in section below because whenever I put my gmail account it will directly link to my e-mail account if you click on my name; I don’t know why.)

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  9. Congrats! I’m right there with you. I just “finished” mine today. Tomorrow begins the querying process for me. I hope we both meet sweet spots in the market and meet great success.

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