Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, and it feels so good. Moments ago, I typed those two words every writer yearns to type once they start a new manuscript. What words? These words. THE END! I just finished the first draft of a new book. It doesn’t matter that this draft probably doesn’t amount to more than a very, very detailed 67,000 word outline.
In other words, there is still a lot of work to do, but the story has a beginning, middle and end, and it’s fully equiped with subplots and deeply flawed characters and dialogue galore. It’s fleshed out. I just have to make sure the the skeleton is intact.
Pardon me while I celebrate!