The Elephant Hotel rough draft is complete! Champagne corks popping! Fireworks exploding! Etc. Etc. Etc.
It feels so amazing to have the second manuscript finished. The only thing better would be if I had the first book in the hands of an agent, or even better yet, a publisher. So before I edit (and edit and edit) book two, I will be spending time working on my first book, The Fly Tower. I received some great comments from agents so I plan to put their suggestions to good use and then start querying again.
No work for me tonight though. I plan to crack open a bottle of wine and celebrate.
I made my writing goal. Yay! The last few chapters are really coming along nicely and I’m so happy with the story’s progression. Finishing the entire first draft by Christmas is now looking unlikely but I only have 5 more chapters to write so perhaps?…fingers crossed, I still will. If not, it will be done in early January.
What I’ve accomplished since November:
–Finished chapter 12
–Added to my character and story bible so I can keep all the new developments firmly in hand.
–Drafted The Elephant Hotel chapters 13-20
Goals for the next 4 weeks:
–Finish this second book…then I’ll start revising the first again based on some comments made by agents. As well as work on a short story submission.
Happy Holidays! 🙂