2,300 Words

That’s all. Just 2,300 more words across two scenes and this latest draft will be ready for the editors. I can’t believe that after almost two years we’re finally to the official edits phase. It’s like I’m walking through a dream and I’m a little very afraid I’m going to wake up tomorrow and we’ll be back on the unholy mess that was Draft Two-Point-Five (also known as “The Christmas Draft”) and not on Draft Six.

Maybe we could have come to this point sooner if I weren’t so easily distracted. I’ve been plotting other novels and I started writing two more. I had a few mental breakdowns and a lot of life upheavals to cope with. I let my work interfere with how I choose to live my life, which is something a writer should never do (though it’s nice to be able to afford power and food).

But the important thing is that now we (my novel and I) have arrived. Or will have in just 2,300 short words. For the first time in my life I can say, “I can’t wait to get started on edits!” Because now it feels like the real thing. Now we’re no longer trudging uphill in five feet of snow without socks.

And I couldn’t be more excited. 🙂