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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The Finish Line
Aaaaand I'm finally done with my first draft!
My second draft should be finished soon, because I've been working through it only a few chapters behind my first. Then my third and fourth will take a bit more time.
I am ready to be channeling my writing energy in a different direction for a while.
In addition to revising like mad now, I have a short story idea I want to find time to work on.
Great All-Star Game Tonight. As with my novel, though, I'm ready for it to be over. ;)
I leave tomorrow for ReaderCon by way of New York. Yay Spirit Airlines! I'll also be taking in a Yankees game on Monday (IIRC), so I get to say my own goodbye to The Stadium.
You know, the difference in polish between my epilogue and my opening is staggering. God I hope I can bring the beginning up to the level of the end. I learned so much through the writing of this, my second novel. I think this one will be good enough by the time I'm done with it to be publishable, as opposed to my first novel, which shall never see the light of day. Even if it doesn't find a home, though, I've learned enough to make the process worthwhile. I can't wait to begin the next one. Okay, that's a lie. I can wait. But I do have a rough idea and I'm excited to begin the process again.
First, though, I've got to chop Vanishing Act down by 20,000 words or so. At least.