Friday, January 8, 2010

I'm Done?

I'm done. At least, I think I am. I mean, I finished up the whole story and closed it all down. If I kept going at this point, it would be pretty stupid. So, I guess I'm done. With draft one at any rate.

Yep, I'm done with draft 1 of Miss Snitch.

But then why does it not feel like I'm done? I think it's because I don't really like my ending. I got the happy ending I wanted, but the summation felt a little bland to me. I'm waiting on my Alpha reader's thoughts, I guess, before I really think of closing this one down. I comfort myself by remembering that Chapter 18 can get overhauled in the revision process.

Still, a part of me is itching to get in there and start nibbling away at the revisions. I'm already excited for working on draft 2. It won't be easy. I already know there are going to be some big changes in this one's future (some major logic-fails need some fixing. oops). Must ... Resist ... Urge... To ... Edi t...

Well, for the moment, draft 1 of Miss Snitch is done, even if it is begging to become draft 2.


  1. Congratulations! I hear you on the editing though. Even while working I edit and it slows me down considerably. I wish I could just write the story no matter how abominable and then do the editing, but I can't.

  2. Yes, resist editing! Good luck! I know this is always a hard time for me, too, waiting for those initial read throughs.

    Congrats on finishing!

  3. Congratulations! I know it's hard to wait to go back to edit, but you can do it. You'll be so much better off if you do. Good luck!

  4. ooh, good luck! It really does help to put it away for a while. We just reread a manuscript for the first time in a few months and we're catching so many things we missed the first time around!

  5. Piedmont-- Thanks. I do minor edits while I go, but now/soon it's going to be time for the real editing. There are going to be some serious issues.

    Glamis-- Thanks. I'm resisting the urge, but only because I know it's going to help later.

    Susan-- Thanks. I know I'll be better if I wait, but I love the story enough not to want to put it away. I think that's a positive sign.

    LnL-- Thanks. I know if I edit now, I'll probably miss things. My irrational side keeps saying, 'Heck no. I'm spot on and won't miss anything.' I'm pretty sure that side is wrong.