Big woots all round – I finished my story! Yep, now have 48k of…dross probably. 🙂 Got bogged down in the last third and I’m hoping it’s not going to be as bad as I think. Dr Jax says I’m over-thinking the conflict. He’s probably right. But won’t know until I see what I’ve written.
One thing’s for sure, already stuff has changed from the synopsis. Not the big things but some of the small plot points. Just goes to show how things can change once you’ve completed a manuscript. I guess that’s why everyone says to sub the partial only once you’ve finished writing the whole thing. Not that I’ve ever done that! Maybe that’s why I haven’t had anything accepted yet! 🙂
Anyway, the most certain thing about it is that I am going to have to do a lot of editing. If the initial draft is 48k it means that the polished ms will almost certainly be longer. Especially since I only kind of sketched the ending. Lots of work. Maybe I’ll be so busy with editing it that I won’t stress about the synopsis currently living in London. And considering the number of entries for the Presents competition, I suspect it will be living there for some time to come.
In the meantime, I have joined the Romance Writers of Australia in the hope of entering this baby into the Emerald Award. I know, I kind of went off contests but they sure give you something to do while you wait. Am even considering this one for the RWNZ Clendon award too.
Right, that’s the end of my insights for the day. Having one’s four year old daughter wake up in the middle of the night twice is not conduicive to thinking about writing sadly. What’s everyone else up to?