I wasn’t sure I was going to make it, but on New Years Eve I finished the first draft of Unremembered Loss. At just over 113,000 words it is hard for me to believe it’s really done. Of course done is a relative term. Now the hard work begins. No more just being creative and writing what comes out. Now I get to see if I can practice the craft.
Things I already know:
- I need to rewrite a lot of the early dialog – get rid of the he said, she said.
- Add micro tension
- Make sure all my characters matter
- Make sure that each scene matters
- Polish the voice
- Make sure my heart is in every scene
- Fix all the grammar