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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | First Draft Complete — Woo Hoo!

First Draft Complete — Woo Hoo!

There were times I thought I would never get this far with this story, but I am happy to announce that the first draft of VOLTAGE is complete!

Of course, now BOTH my wrists hurt from the feverish typing of last week — ’cause when the floodgates opened, I couldn’t stop writing. So, to rest my poor hands, I’m going to keep this brief and celebrate by sharing this short film, The Tesla Experiment: Twain in Vain.

Tesla is an important character in VOLTAGE, and Twain and Edison both make cameos. This little cartoon cheers me up, because even with my science-fictiony-science, VOLTAGE is not as fanciful as this!

12 Responses to First Draft Complete — Woo Hoo!

  1. Congrats on completing Voltage. That’s huge! Now go rest those wrists and have a great day.

  2. Sarah says:

    Congratulations! Such a great feeling–but I know what you were saying about feeling a bit mournful once you finish and wanting to go back and stay immersed in that world. Enjoy this accomplishment!

  3. what a great feeling! I might finish up this week but I have trouble finishing a first draft without a heavy heart (because next comes my least favorite part of the process- revision and editing) and I usually draw out the last two chapters longer than I need to so who knows! lol

  4. mshatch says:

    you know how happy I am for you but I do hope you’ll take a day or two to relax, plop in front of the telly or pool 🙂

  5. E. Arroyo says:

    Congrats! Celebration time.

  6. YAY, Dianne!!! *pops some Martinellis for everyone*

  7. Congratulations! As a Tesla-Edison-Marconi nerd, I’m intrigued by the concept of your book.

  8. Congrats! Sounds like a great project. Good luck!!

  9. Marva Dasef says:

    Wanting to read it.

    I do like the portrayal of Nicola Tesla in the TV series Sanctuary. He, along with a few other historical figures were injected with blood that made them immortal. Tesla also became a vampire.

  10. JEM says:

    Congrats to you! I hope you celebrated with at least a little dancing.

  11. Congratulations! Good luck with the dreaded edit.

  12. Claire Dawn says:

    Congrats! And take it easy for a while.