Thursday, September 29, 2011

Darklight is Finished

As the title says, my current WIP, Darklight, is finished. Well. Sort of!

Greetings, Fearless Readers. A dreadful night of zero sleep plus a day off from work ended up victorious - as I gave up trying to get any sleep last night, got out of bed and FINISHED MAH NOVEL! Well. Sort of. Back to where I began.

I'm torn, as it's been soooo long since I finished a novel, I feel I deserve to celebrate. However. This book has so many problems. It was written it over such a long period of time, it can't help but sound disjointed. It has too many characters just standing around in scenes, not doing anything. The romance I wanted never developed, because the love interest wasn't in enough scenes. It doesn't have a real antagonist. Luckily, the little brain has been percolating as I've gone along, and I believe I have all my fixes, it's just a matter of going back and writing them in. *deep sigh*

No! No dithering. No sighing over what must be. The first draft is done. As it's been so long in the making, I'm not going to let this one sit and fester, I'm going right back in with rewrites. Most of it is foreign to me since it's been so long, anyway. Then to beta. Then to polish and sub.

How are you in your WIPS, Fearless Readers? Finishing? Beginning? Dithering? Sighing? I'm going to relax for a day, and then seize this mutha by the horns and get back to work.


  1. First of all, congratulations! You're done and I think you do deserve a celebration.

    So, have whatever it is that makes you happy - some special treat - and then get right back to work!

    I'm happily 1/2 to 2/3 of the way through the revision/finalization of a WIP at the moment and, like you, have ideas percolating to improve it substantially. ^.^

  2. Awesome, Wendy! :) And I got the first 45 pages read and noted up last night. Gonna be so much better. It's funny how the cogs are in place, they just need grease and paint.

  3. Congrats on the first draft! Finishing a draft, even a first one, is such a great feeling. :)