Friday, March 18, 2005


This morning when I looked out the window there were about twenty or more robins in the lilac bush (looking as annoyed as robins can get--scary, that...). Annoyed at what, you say? How about the snow covering the ground? It was quite a sight, actually. We had several inches, and then most of it melted by noon. If that was the worst kick-back we're getting out of winter, it's not so bad. We didn't even manage slick roads out of it.

But, I digress. Today has REAL NEWS. Today is the day we have all been waiting for. Today is the day that I make an announcement. Ready? I finished first draft of my 2-year novel, False Perceptions. It came in at about 84K, which is my longest first draft to date. I'll be able to add 10-20K easily enough by setting scenes better (description is something I really gloss over in first draft; *I* can see it, why can't you?) and then there are those subplots that I need to search out and tie off. I can think of several right off the top.

Friday afternoon. Ah. It will be nice to think about something else for a while.


Ruth said...

Wow! Congratulations on finishing off the two year novel draft in fine style! Way to go! YES!!! Sorry you hurt your arm though. Hope it gets well quickly, but it's good to hear it's not affecting your typing, at least. :)

Valerie Comer said...

Thanks, RuthAnne. The arm is feeling much better, but I still would like to know what I did to it in the first place.