EUREKA!!!! I’ve finished the First Draft of The Black Tail!!!
I’ve called my friends to tell them.
I’ve cried tears of joy.
I couldn’t sleep thinking about it.
Oh but FUCK, now comes the BIG REWRITE.
… where do I start? *Shudder*
I mean, Jesus, think of all those gaping plot-holes I haven’t explained away.
All the inconsistent point-of views left to fix.
All those scenes that do so much telling, but so little showing.
CRAP CRAP CRAPOLA!!!
Like poor Sisyphus, I have my work cut out for me.
… What’s the bright side?
There are things I could do with a first draft that I couldn’t do before.
I could file for copyright (prematurely).
I could submit entries for a competition.
I could turn it into a screenplay.
Or a storyboard. Or a graphic novel.
I mean, even as I edit, I could get professional feedback.
And I still need to build up author credentials (sigh)
Taking some distance learning degrees online wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Maybe blogging would do it.
Maybe, maybe, maybe.
The point is, an important milestone has been crossed
And suddenly, 2015 just got a whole lot more interesting :-)))))