Saturday 5 May 2012

It's done!

OMGosh. I can't believe it's done!

I spent this week working on the final--really, really final--draft of the SFR R&R novella I've been working on (but mostly off) since the beginning of this year. It was hard work, but well worth it. I haven't been excited about this story for so long that I thought I'd lost the spark. But last week, after I spent some long hours on the couch with the characters, something happened, and I fell in love with the story all over again.

And I think it shows. Not only because everything fits in so much better, but because I actually couldn't wait to get back into it and get it finished.

Everything is so different. This ended up being a total hack-and-slash re-rewrite. I threw away a big chunk of the original story. Actually, this (much better) version is about 8k less than the one before it. This draft ended up being 41,482 words. There was a lot of essential cutting. A lot of adding, and just general making-the-story betterer. :D

Anyway. It's now done and in the hands of my editor.

Though I have to make sure I re-write the synopsis, too. Might get that done this morning as well...

Wow. Although I'm nervous about it, I'm not going to dwell on it. I'm finally able to move onto other projects, without remembering that I still have 'the never-ending revision' to tackle. LOL.

It feels like a weight off my shoulder. Now I can enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Have a good one!

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