Good news: today I finished the first draft of ESCAPE FROM FIRE MOUNTAIN! And ahead of schedule too!! (My goal was to write 1,000 words a day and finish by the end of January.)
The final word count ended up right at 37,000 words, which is just right for a midgrade. But as any writer knows, the first draft is just the beginning. So. What now? I'll take this draft with me on Friday to my writing group. Then, in maybe a month or two I'll pick it back up again and see some of the glaring errors I've made.
But right now I'm gonna go make me a cup of red zinger tea and be very grateful for this day.
"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."
- T.S. Eliot