The grand tour of my sh*tty first draft of “After Life” (AL) is OVAH. Or, at least, I’ve gone through the draft. I’ve made copious amounts of notes and to-dos for round two and it’s time to let AL rest for a little bit and marinate in its wordy funk.
But while I have broke out the champagne (more about that below), there’s a lot of work to be done. See this note that I left in the MS towards the end:
Oh well – I’ll get there. I had some good revelations during the first draft review process. I’m hoping that the sense of “clarity” that I had during the discovery process will stay with me for version 2.
IN THE MEANTIME … I’ve had some recent causes of celebration that call for champagne. At least adorable little cans of champagne. WITH A STRAW.
- Celebrating … a successful review of first draft edits!
- Celebrating … some good news regarding a short story that I wrote earlier this year! (More about this when it’s official.)
- Celebrating … some good work for other projects that I’ve been working on. (Wedding shower planning for my future niece! Finishing a read on Jerry Johnson’s upcoming novel … trust me … when that goes live ORDER IT.)
Life is good, dear friends! Hope all is well in your world!