Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Because Dance With the Devil is done!
Well, the first draft is, anyway.
Okay, so I hate the ending already and know that needs to be rewritten. And there are a few scenes in the middle that need tightening. And subplot that needs to be fleshed out a little better.
But that's why it's called a rough draft. And this is rough. But it won't be in due time.
Ahh... happiness is typing THE END at the end of a manuscript, even if I'm kind of sorry to leave the characters and their world, and I am kind of sorry to be doing just that. At the same time, there's relief. This story was tough to write - I took a few months off from it because it was draining me so much. And that helped to recharge my batteries for this particular story as well. When I got back to it, the story flowed so well, it pretty much told itself.
And now, time to begin second round revisions to Tiger Eyes. I want a clean, revised copy to take with me on vacation - so I'd best get to work on it. There is a LOT of red ink on that first draft.
But for now? FREEDOM!!!!!!