I am so stoked. I finished the first draft of my third YA novel this morning! And I really like it! Well, as of now I do. I will see when I go back and type it up. You see, I hand write all of my novels, so the stankiest of all steps becomes typing it into the computer. Last time I considered paying someone else to do it, but it ends up being my largest revision, so I might as well just do it, hate it, and then feel really good. It truly is my least favorite part of the whole writing process. The first part, actually writing the book, is fun in a reading the book kind of way. But typing it up is painstaking, and means sitting in front of a computer forever, making my carpal tunnel scream at me and sometimes, sadly, boring the crap out of myself. It also reminds me of all of the times I said, "I'll just fix that later." For instance, the main character started off as straight edge, but then I decide to take that out because I don't know a whole lot about being straight edge and it wasn't all that interesting to the story. I may be a bit rambly today because I'm so excited, as well as overwhelmed by the new prospect of the typing step. Sorry!
In other news, I have decided to change the day of my YA Author Proust Questionnaire to Thursdays, since people don't seem to be as on top of their blog reading on Fridays. I want the authors to get as much blog viewage as possible before I move on to other things. Remember, this Thursday= Tamora Pierce! So cool!
I am now going to enjoy my last free week before I go back to work :(