As of my lunch break today, the first revision is officially complete! I finished through page 376 after some really extraordinary effort this week, since I slacked last weekend.
I’m extremely excited. All I have to do now is type up my handwritten changes, find beta readers, redraft some more, find an agent, work on the second and third novels… I’m not actually intimidated by all this. At this point, I’m a writer. I have a finished and revised novel. I haven’t sold anything yet, but that’s just a matter of time. I’ve proven to myself the most important things: I can do this and I can stick with it through revisions.