So my big goal for last year was to finish the first draft of my book. Yeah, that hasn’t happened. I have a good chunk of the lousy thing done, but it definitely isn’t finished. But this year, I tell you, THIS YEAR, is going to be my year. the first draft is going to be done. Finito! And then I will start the fun part of the process (she said sarcastically) the editing. And I’m not setting a time line for the editing because editing is miserable. Well, miserable and fun in a weird way. And I know it’s where all my story threads will start to tie up and come together and it’s the part of the process where I can begin manipulating the characters more, rather than being manipulated by them as I currently am (Who knew Marcy would end up a born again Christian? Not me, she just suddenly started lecturing Abby on squandering her light! Where’s that girl get off anyhow?).
So for now I keep plugging away at the draft, finishing before April 19th 2010 is a totally reasonable goal and I can do it.
In the meantime, I keep thinking of trying to write a romance novel as a side project. Something really tawdry and fun, but before I do that I need a pseudonym. Maybe Esme’ Delacroix or Stacie Malibu. Any suggestions? A good fake name will be vital to my trashy novel writing future.