It’s not absolute final draft, but it’s close, and it’s worthy of human eyes besides my own. I have made it as good as I can make it, and Beta readers will help me polish it.
This was a lot of work, and I’m damn proud of myself.
My mother in law is reading part 3 now – she’s already read part 1 and 2. She gets the honour of being the first person to ever read the ending. Besides myself, of course. And she has no idea what’s coming. I’m kind of curious, and half worried what she’ll think of the piggyback ride scene. She reads fast – she’ll likely finish tonight. She’s liked it so far. Lets see if she hates me after she reads what I’ve done to my poor unsuspecting characters.
In the meantime, I’m drinking till it feels real.
Next is polish up a query letter an synopsis while I go through beta readers comments, and then send this puppy out.
This will get published. It’s my goddamned turn.
Bam! Congratulations. If you want another beta, I’m willing. Just sayin’.
Hm, I dunno, maybe I want to hold out and hit you up for a review when it gets published. 🙂
Damn, gir! Congratulations!!
So exciting–and a relief, I bet!
Mucho kudos. ^_^
Indeed. I have been waiting a long time to let beta readers see it. I always get more satisfaction from seeing someone enjoy something I’ve created, than I do from anything else in the world.
Well done Lindsay, the best is yet to come. 😉
So this is only vaguely connected – but I’d like to hear people’s opinion and it has a bearing I think on Lindsay’s situation. I think a serious writer who is earning a living from other work (not writing) can have a job but not a career because there is only so much emotional commitment and energy to go around and you have to put it in to one thing.
I think this is true for nearly everyone – there are a tiny number of people who are so exceptional they can do anything fairly brilliantly – for the rest of us there is this choice.
That’s probably worth it’s own blog post – do you mind if I quote you?
No I don’t mind at all, it would be good to see this discussion in a new blog post, and I’d be very interested to see what you and the community here make of this issue