I know, the use of multiple exclamation points are a sure sign of a deranged mind–unless you just finished a the first draft of the first novel you’ve written in about four years! OK, maybe it’s still a sign of a deranged mind. Anyways — personal acknowledgment of insanity aside — it only took me about three months, which really isn’t bad considering my three year-old and one year-old are still alive, my house hasn’t fallen into disrepair, and my husband still professes to love me!
So just over 60,000 words later, my new novel, Midnight’s Escape (title subject to change), is now ready to be edited and rewritten a half dozen + times! Wait–this is starting to sound not finished at all. *sigh*. It’s the first draft that counts, right?
On the bright side, I was looking forward to a nice relaxing summer of reworking another manuscript, but I find myself with another fully laid out plot, half developed main and supporting characters, and desire to move on to another post World War II story–this time in a nice little Idaho town. (But more on that later.) So much for a relaxing summer as I see if I can get that story out on paper, continue my ongoing agent hunt, and continue shining Midnight’s Miracle until the agents and publishers won’t be able to resist.
Here’s wishing you all a great summer too!