It's done! It's done! Break out the champagne, it's done! I finished "Under A Twisted Moon" last night. It was so much harder writing under a deadline than it was just writing when I wanted. There were times I didn't think I'd finish this one.
Now, on to editing. For those of you that don't write you should know this is the hardest part of the process. You are forced to pick apart, dismantle, destroy, and sometimes rewrite something that is so close to your heart it feels like a child. Ultimately you end up with something better than you could have imagined but even knowing that you find yourself defending every word. You knew what you meant at the time and at the time it seemed important. At the time you could have sworn it was one of the moments when you manage to express a concept that no one else has before in a way that changes how the world thinks. Then in editing you realize you must have been high, or really really tired. Cutting out dreck is important but somehow heart breaking anyway.
Well I've avoided starting this task long enough. I have to go edit now. Wish me luck.
Susan is a writer and artist by day, a child and pet wrangler by night, and occasional crazy person on the weekends. She walks the path of a Siedr and strives to grow day by day.