Final Draft(s)

I think the idea of a final draft is one for mythology. Things can always get better (or worse). There’s always tinkering to do. But at some point, you have to listen to your kids and just wrap the thing up. With that in mind: I’m working through the final draft of this novel that I started 3 and a half years ago. And it will be done in the next ten days. And then it will hit the (e)mail. And I’m … what am I? Feeling lots of feelings feelingishly? Something like that.

I’ve had a small and pluckish flock of first readers and after meeting with two of them yesterday afternoon, I’m proud to say that the work is in a complete form. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end and apparently all three acts work together. So, all ye invisible readers: Keep coming back and I’ll let you know when you can get your grubby hands on a copy. (Probably no time soon.)

Though in the meantime invisireaders, you should think about reading Olive Kitteredge by Elizabeth Strout. It’s really brilliant (and HBO agrees because they’ve made a miniseries that I’m going to have the library here order…)

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