It Tastes So Good

Well, I was going to write about what I discovered about anymore and any more and backwards and backward. But. I have something much more interesting. This:
"i've written a lot of words. i've completed a lot of drafts. but for the first time in my life, i have FINISHED a book. and by finished, i mean FINISHED. as in, i have gone over the thing with the finest of fine-tooth combs, and it is the best it can ever be. finished. i am eating truffles to celebrate. even though i've brushed my teeth."
Yes, that means what you think it means. I finished Those Who Trespass.

You know the Greek language has several words for 'love'? I wish the English language had several words for 'finished'. Because I've finished TWT before. I mean, I finished the rough draft. I finished the re-write. I finished the next re-write, and then an edited draft, and then a polished draft, and then the polished-of-all-polished drafts and then...

But this time I really finished. I'm done. I'm done. I'm done. Until publication comes knocking on my door {after I do all the querying work knocking on its door; no, I am not afflicted with delusions of grandeur}, I will have no reason to open the document that is Those Who Trespass. It is finished. It is complete.

It. Tastes. So. Good.

Or maybe that was the truffles.


Robin Allen said...

Yay! YayYayYayYayYay! Yay!

But, "I will have no reason to open the document that is Those Who Trespass." Oh, yes you will. You'll be falling asleep one night and it will dawn on you that the car was black, but you said it was blue in that one scene. Or you'll be driving to the library and realize that it would be so much better if she ordered a Rueben sandwich instead of chicken wings. Or you'll finish breakfast and understand--really understand--what your character meant when he said he wanted to be a librarian.

Anonymous said...

Wohoo!! Congrats, Melody!! It's always such a challenge and a pleasure to finish a book. But you've accomplished what few people have, that should put a smile on your face and a swagger through the next book to come.