I finished the second draft of Mocha Nihilism today *grins*
I’m going to bask in the glow of another completed stage in the process for the rest of the year, and push aside any niggles and doubts I have. I’ll ignore the fact that I think I rushed the ending again, and that there are inevitably bits missing. It’s not at it’s final self yet, so it doesn’t have to be perfect.
It is a lot of things: a hell of a lot better than the first draft, a fun story, light and enjoyable, another learning experience, another step closer to having work out in the world. Yes, a lot of good things.
Merry Christmas to me – I’m taking tomorrow off! I’ll be back to some form of writing on Boxing Day, reading through the first short story on the list and making notes for how to improve it. I’m excited about that, which feels good, and have started making notes (hand written even) for Saving Tomorrow, which also feels great.
I plan to spend January dedicated to Saving Tomorrow, with Mocha Nihilism out for critique, and the aim of reading through all the feedback and getting my bearings at the start of February. Christy, Wes and the others should be well out of mind by then and I can look at it with fresh eyes.
Ah yes. A good way to go into Christmas. I feel fantastic!