Let's celebrate prematurely, ready?
Well, don't quote me on this, but I think that my last week of writing the first draft of Human is ahead of me! This first draft is shit, by the way. Well, all first drafts are. But this one in particular is quite shit. That's entirely beside the point.
The point is that I finished writing the showdown between Aleksandar and his foe yesterday. All that remains is to wrap it all up in a lovely bitter-sweet bow.
Then I'm going to print this manuscript out and throw it on a bonfire and watch it burn like the hell it dragged me through! In your face, manuscript!
Of course, I'll have a several digital copies saved, so the burning will largely be symbolic. Still, it's going to feel so good to watch it burn!
The bonfire might never happen. What is likely going to happen is that I will do a cursory edit of the manuscript, divide the colossal text into proper chapters, and then file it away until the new year, when I'll take it out again, edit it again - hopefully with fresh eyes this time - and then send it off to the first Beta Reader.
In the meantime, I will be working on Daughters of Britain, my historical fiction that has been bouncing around my head for a little while now. I'm really looking forward to writing this, not only because it is the first historical fiction I've ever written, but also because the heroine is totally badass - and bad tempered, irascibly proud, embittered and not a little bit abrasive.
I like her very much.
So, yes. I'm celebrating prematurely. There is a dance party happening in my chair at work. I'm lucky no one has walked past. It's been pretty rough going, getting this manuscript down. I'm very glad it's coming to a close.
Outside of writing news, a friend of mine posted a trailer for a new Cinderella movie coming out next year.
I am going to go see this movie.
I'll probably end up going alone, as this isn't the kind of movie I usually see with my Dad... and I'm probably going to cry during it. Tears are easier when there isn't someone mocking you for them.
Right, well, I'm off to learn more Welsh, then force myself closer to finishing Human. Looking forward to that day!