Well, I finally finished revisions to Project Awesome. There are still edits and some trimming to do, but this baby will be ready for the light of day very soon. Yay!
For personal reasons, the last 6 months have been the hardest of my life and I’m really proud of how, in spite of everything, I never let this project fall by the wayside. Progress may have been at times slow (frustratingly) but it was always steady. I finished the draft a little before Christmas, got all my Beta reader feedback by mid-late January (thanks, guys, you are the best!), and just finished making all the plot/character-level revisions Friday. Not as fast as I’d like, but pretty good under the circumstances.
Today and Wednesday will be devoted to drafting the query letter and synopsis, and this coming weekend I’ll be making my annual pilgrimage to San Antonio for the Paradise Lost Writing Retreat. I anticipate having lots of time to work on editing and getting some feedback on a few of the bigger changes I made to the novel. Plus, writer friends! And sunshine.
Even though work remains before the novel is truly done, I’m gonna chalk hitting this milestone up as a win and let myself feel good about it.