April 2nd. My birthday, and do you want to know what my best present was?
It was waking up this morning with the knowledge that there was a completed manuscript in my computer downstairs.
Oh yes. Sweet, sweet victory.
Well, truthfully, I am very pleased to have the first draft under my belt, but I am keenly aware of how far I have yet to go. But, still, finishing this draft gives me a huge boost of confidence. I CAN do it. I CAN write a novel. And now that I have written the end, the changes I need to make in plot and structure are much clearer. I can see my basic themes. It's comforting to know exactly where I am going now. Completion of subsequent drafts will only take as long as it takes me to type the words. So, I'm pumped.
I'll keep up with how the allegedly dreaded editing process goes. I should be able to post more often, now that I am not pressed up against a deadline. Although, come to think of it, since I am going to become a famous author, maybe I should get used to working against a deadline. *grin*