That's New

What, two posts in one week after such a hiatus? There should be an award for this.

Today I read two hours worth of my novel out loud. At this point in the game, I've lost count of how well I know TWT. It's like that stuffed animal I still have and sleep with, the one whose whiskers I chewed when I was in Kindergarten. I know it better than the back of my hand.

It's so odd to watch the changes dwindle away. The flaws I notice now are small compared to the ones I'm used to dealing with. Easy to fix. And once they're fixed, I'll send it off to a person whom I shall dub the Gamma reader {aka the Writing Accountability partner}. 'Cause gamma comes after beta in the Greek alphabet. {I know these things now. I've been to college.} {Just kidding, I looked it up.}

Once I make changes according to her comments, I'm done.


Not query-expecting-revisions, editor-will-change-everything done. But going-on-Kindle, the-world-will-see-it done.

TWT has been such a huge journey. A beautiful one that's nowhere near over. But I'm coming ever closer to a step I never thought I'd see. I can almost taste it. Maybe it's just because I've never been here before. Revisions don't excite me anymore; I've done that. Querying doesn't mean much; I've been there twice.

But Kindling? That's new.

What about you? What have you recently accomplished that was an exciting first-time?

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