Yeah!!!! I finished my draft last night.
The good news? I finally have the full story in place. It has a clear beginning, middle, and end.
The bad news? The writing is scary. Unfortunately, by that, I don’t mean the words of this gothic novel creep under your skin. I mean, the writing itself is frightening. eeeek!!!
Anyhow, today I begin the rewrite. I’m going to try to concentrate simply on the story and have fun with it, rather than stress on all the tiny, anal things we writers get hung up on. (that can wait til the polishing up edit). Really, if non-writing readers knew how much we writers stressed over: “To comma or not to comma?” , “Adverb okay or the big evil?”, “Oh, no! A saidism!”- they would think we were more crazy than they already do.
Here’s to the rewrite! 🙂