Saturday, September 17, 2011


I reached a huge milestone this evening. 

In addition to conquering an entire mountain of laundry and reseeding my front yard again, I finished the first third of my novel.  The second two thirds are written and have been through several rounds of edits - except for those four chapters in the middle I can't seem to find time to write. 

I finished the first third in an official way - I updated the electronic version the latest round of hand-written edits.  I read through it one more time, printed it off, and asked a few people I trust if they can read it while I work on the middle section, the part that I've been struggling to finish. 

I am ready for people to read the first third.  That is huge for me.  And it feels like success even if they end up not liking it as much as I do. 

Now I'm ready to write those four elusive chapters.