Friday, February 12, 2010

Miles to go

(Also posted on my personal blog.)

I have one thing to say today:

It. Is. Finished!!!!!

Okay, what is actually finished is this round of revisions. Unfortunately, “It is revised!” doesn’t have the same ring to it.

I still have miles to go before I sleep--or rather, before it’s ready to go. But I think/hope I have the main restructuring slog out of the way. This is really a “my reach may exceed my grasp” kind of story. So for now, I’ll let The Fine Art of Holding Your Breath compost.

Even with the all the work ahead of me, I can’t help feeling a little bit like this:

This leaves me free to revisit Dating on the Dork Side, which I’m also very excited about. Although, I accidently opened one of its files yesterday. As I told Darcy: it reads like I downed half a bottle of NyQuil before I sat down to write.

So. Miles to go there as well.

Think I’ll go list to Ode to Joy one more time.

Because really, when you finish any draft of a manuscript, the skies should open, light should pour down, and all the animals of the forest should burst into song.

And the Berlin Philharmonic should personally come to your house.


Marianne Arkins said...

LOL... I'm so glad you finished this most recent edit! And Ode to Joy really does do a heart good, doesn't it?

I'm SO ready for another YA from Charity Tahmaseb, so get 'er done! K?

groovyoldlady said...

May it rain down chocolate from Heaven for you!

Shakespeare said...

I agree with the skies opening up! I personally would like some sort of epic movie music to swell just at that moment.

Like you, I'm done with one revision, but I have another one to go before NaNoWriMo.