Wowzers, ya’ll. This whole textnovel stuff is really racking my brain. I’ve been working on Girl-Who-Rises-Sun everyday now, and I can feel myself pushing out the plot. It’s exciting and enticing! This weekend will begin the editing process, something, I am afraid to say, I am very scared of, but I feel like I am ready for it.
Why I Think I Am Ready For the Editing Process
After finishing about 23,000 words, I realize that I am almost half way through the rough draft. Wow! Call that the half-marathon of novel writing. I want to sit down with a fancy red pen and scribble all over it now. Yay!
Whenever I start to feel down on myself, I will simply draw hearts everywhere to alleviate the stress. LOL!
But who cares! I am half-way finished.
Gearing to Finish First Draft by Oct. 31st
Halloween is a good time to come to an end with my spiritual journeys through fiction. After that, I will probbaly tuck this baby in somewhere, then when my mind is fresh of it, take it out, edit it with red pen all over again, and then create a “clean draft”.
The Clean Draft
This is the draft that I will feel confident about. Since I am going to be jumping head first into my creative journeys for my second novel, “The Wirey Web of Seymour’s Skull”, it doesn’t look like I will be able to create a clean draft of either of these bad boys until 2013. No big deal.
What do I do after I’m done?
This is the scary part I don’t really want to think about. It terrifies me to think of my work just sitting on a shelf with no one to read it. I guess I’ll try to get it published? I guess I will send it to publishing houses. I mean, I guess?
But this is so much more different than a short story. This is my whole being. It’s the work I’ve worked so hard on….
Thank goodness all this stress can wait until next year.
Editing here I come!!
Happy writings this weekend, friends!