Thursday, August 14, 2008
You'll notice that it's been a while since I posted, but that is because I've been cramming to finish my book. And just two minutes ago I got it done!! What a wonderful feeling. Just in the nick of time, too, as this is the last day before school starts that I have to write. Now comes the hard part - the editing. I'm a "seat of the pants" writer, which means I work without a character chart or outline and only a vague idea of where my story is going. I create characters, put them in situations and sit back and wait to see what happens to them. Now I need to add descriptions, move scenes around and cut others, and clean up and tighten my manuscript. I enjoy editing, so I'm looking forward to this next part in the writing process. But I'm going to go celebrate now. Not many people who start a book ever finish it. And I've finished four. I think I deserve some chocolate!!