Yesterday, Earth tilted into another summer solstice, and I began year two with HTRYN. Wow!
Chapter 22 is poised for the grinder (Lesson Seventeen) and, while I know there is lots of work left, I’m moving through the tunnel of hard-core revision toward the bright light of almost finished land.
However, I’m not sneaking up on this goal alone. My husband, friends, and writer’s group continue to shower me with enthusiasm for my novel even when I drag my feet, whine, and procrastinate.
A novel is a tremendous project, and I was beginning to think I was taking too long until I went to a talk given by author C.J. Box. When someone asked him the how long it took to write his first novel he gave us an ah, shucks ma’am grin and said, “Four years.” I heard my reader’s group gasp in dismay, but I was happy.
I knew I was right on schedule.:)