I now have a completed Second Draft. Of course this means it is actually about draft number 5,432.
But, I locked myself away today, and it's done.
I love Chapter 24's dialogue the best. It subtly brings the themes and stray plot threads together. And it's funny.
And guess what?
The ending still makes me cry.
I think I'm in love with it all over again.
Now to print it and hand it to off to my writing group on Tuesday, and hope they can cruise through it in time for the writing retreat in another week or so. I know, asking for critique in that timeframe is a lot, but it's only 118 pages of middle reader material. Double spaced.
Strangely, I feel like I've just given birth, again.
Happy New Year, indeed.